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Presque Isle: Thousand-footer ATB

For starters, a question:  how is this pronounced . . . rhyming with “wheel” or “while”?  I’ve already been told each is the correct one.   Erie Trader is a big ore carrier, but Presque Isle is larger, with capacity of 57,500 tons! For comparison, that’s twice the capacity of Edmund Fitzgerald.  Anyone know her […]

Sea Power

I had something else for today, but  . . . Sea Power . . .changes everything.  No, this is NOT a post about assets of global military hegemony.  Instead, Sea Power is the name of a huge tug that pushed Sea-Chem 1 into the sixth boro yesterday, and Tony Acabono sent along these photos of […]

Wheeler Shipbuilding

See the name on this black-hulled yacht?  Note the simple upper helm? Check again as we pass.  I took these two photos back in July 2016, making that the Mt. Hope Bridge and beyond that, the Brayton Point cooling towers, now gone.  Pilar?  Maybe you’ve heard of it in relation to Hemingway and currently in […]

2020 Calendar July and August

Yes, I missed doing this in July, so today I play catch-up. Three vessels were on the July page.  First, it’s Louis C, a small tanker reborn as a small crane ship.  I was last aboard her on a very cold morning in January 2020.  The enclosed workshop forward of the wheelhouse features a wood […]

CB 2019 K

Daybreak finds the storms past and we continue the long haul up Lake Huron. Olive L. Moore passes with Menominee.  Moore . . . the hull . . . was launched 91 years ago! Samuel de Champlain pushes Innovation into Alpena, MI.  As is true of many Great Lakes vessels, tug Champlain has had a […]

Edwin H. Gott

Gott‘s been here often enough, but with these pics, I’ll devote a whole post to this “footer.” Given the photo above, you might not suspect you’re looking at the front of a vessel 1004′ loa with the capacity of 74,000 tons.  And from boatnerd, source of all my info, Gott is powered by 19,5000 hp, […]

1964 Sixth Boro c

This next batch were all taken from the deck of tug Dalzellaird. Steve writes:  “Captain Bob Munoz helped us aboard the tug Dalzellaird at 0800 hours. His tug was normally the Dalzellera, but it was out of service for many months because of damage to the variable pitch propeller and awaiting replacement parts from Holland. […]

Late Season Lakers 3

I’ll take a different tack here.  From a design perspective, Kaye E. Barker illustrates what I understand as the unique lines of the classic laker, sometimes called a longboat.  She was launched the same year I was born.  Combing through the records of her various owners, it might be possible to calculate the tonnage of […]

Old Year 2018

I’ve mentioned before about my people the Dutch celebrating “old years day” on December 31.   As the child of immigrants, I’m blessed by this one of many ways they see the world differently, a perspective I’m happy to share.  So here is a retrospective of the year, the result of a process of scanning […]

Random Tugs 237

Kirby Moran and James D Moran wait, like a team of horses, actually a team of 12,000 horses. Here’s a different perspective on Kirby as she returns from a job. CMT Otter and a salt barge lies alongside Nord Summit while along the other side, the venerable Twin Tube reprovisions from stern starboard. Atlantic Salvor (or […]