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Random Tugs 379

Janet D, product of 2015, comes in a 67′ x 26′.   Ellen McAllister, the oldest here launched in 1967, measures 102′ x 29′. Marjorie B McAllister, from 1974, is bigger than I imagined . . .   112′ x 30′. The two McAllister tugs were heading to assist tanker Sakura Belle, 26960 dwt contained within […]

Lynne M. Rose

Years ago [in 2008] I caught a mega-Bouchard tug in the KVK.  It was Danielle M., now Rebekah Rose. But yesterday I saw the much newer sister of the boat from 2008.  Escorted into the Arthur Kill by Ellen McAllister and another tug, and pushing RCM 270, a 250,000 bbl barge, it was the massive […]

Random Tugs 373

Kimberly Poling and barge lie alongside Maritime Gracious for lightering.   Eastern Dawn, here pushing a mini barge, continues to work in the sixth boro, with a base over alongside the dormant Evening Tide.  Bruce A. travels west in the East River after a job over near Throg’s Neck. I love the “whitewater” on the […]

Likambo Te!

Novel bow marking, unusual box colors, familiar port . . . recognizable tugboat,   container with the “I” painted out, certainly a container line marking I don’t recall seeing before,   oh wait . . .  what did that character’s name mean in Swahili?  And what’s been painted out is X-press Annapurna . . .  […]

Forward, Ever Forward

Other Evergreen F-class vessels have called in the sixth boro.  So can you be sure which one this is? Justine McAllister had the port bow.  Again, name that ship?  I could just be pulling your leg with that title.   Yup, this is the now much-maligned Ever Forward. I too have made the same jokes […]

Newest Hull in the Sixth Boro 15

Here’s the newest, following directly from 12 for Sandy Ground and 10 for SSG Michael H. Ollis.  Or how about a redux for both.  Now unless ferry and tug travel on a maglev frictionless cushion of air when offshore and distant, this is just the fata morgana effect when the vessels are seen a ways […]

Random Tugs 367

Tony A sent this along labeled as “m-o-a-t,” mother of all tugs, and Pacific Reliance is truly a large tugboat at 121′ x 42′ with 9280 hp turning two 12′ diameter propeller and pushing around a 560′ tank barge that carries 155k barrels of liquid product.  But there are larger tugboats.  Justine McAllister gets called […]

Retro Sixth Boro 49A

Let’s jump back to May 2012.  Over along the Manhattan side of the East River then, I caught this scene.  Since then, there’s been some movement:   Peking to Germany,  Marion M to the Chesapeake,  Helen McAllister to  . . . rebirth as new steel. Cheyenne has migrated to the Lake Michigan for now. Twin […]

YM Wind

YM Wind came in on a zephyr this morning from Charleston, a nippy morning though seasonal at 48 degrees.   Sorry the USACE boat photobombed this shot. I’m not sure where Wind was before Charleston, but she’s transporting many fewer than her 14k teu. By the way, I’m starting to see more references to feu now, […]

Before Golden Hour 2

Here was 1.  Dawn’s early light is my favorite time in the city that never sleeps. Even Navig8 Gauntlet snoozes, except for the person on watch. Captain Dann is moving about, spinning around for an assist.  Radiant Ray is aptly named for this time. Truth be told, the sixth boro never sleeps. Ellen, along with […]