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Frances 2

Here was the first in the series from late in August this year.  Of course this tug with its earlier, longer name has been here many times before. The point of this post is to profile the mobility of the world afloat . . . people, cargoes, movers . . .  Here was Frances in […]

Frances

Like Pelham, Frances has been around the block quite a long time, since 1957, in fact.  Type Frances Turecamo –or just Frances– into the search window on the blog and you’ll see more of her.   I’m happy to see the shine on her and even happier to see her in the water and at […]

Cape Henry

I started the week catching a glimpse of the Cape-class tug heading out, among the newest boats in the harbor.  Then I headed out for a few days. And today, juxtaposed with Frances, here she is. I was out waiting to interview some other prognosticator animals–given my skepticism about Chuck, Phil, Dave, and who knows who-else–and […]

Retro Sixth Boro 7

Here are the previous installments.  Today’s photos all were taken in August–October2008. Let’s start with part of the line-up for the 2008 tugboat race. If I’m not mistaken, the only boat left standing, as is, in this photo is St. Andrews, fourth from the left. Escort, a Jakobson boat, is currently laid up. Sea Raven, […]

Random Tugs 235

I take a lot of photos.  A few are extraordinary, IMHO.  The photo below ranks among that select set. Above and below, it’s Jonathan C Moran.  Sharon Sea heads for sea above. Atlantic Salvor takes yet another scow filled with dredge spoils out to the dumping grounds. Atlantic Dawn heads out. Emily Ann tows Chesapeake […]

Above the Highlands 3

It’s late afternoon when Bruce A McAllister with Double Skin 40 passes my spot, followed by Marjorie B McAllister, with B. No. 262 behind. From the south with a motley set of barges . . . .     it’s Frances. Afternoon light is starting to highlight Mr. Bannerman’s place.   That IS a short wire, […]

Random Tugs 220

Here’s a stranger in the harbor . . . OSG Courageous.  Winter does seem like the time to see the larger units moving oil products. Crowley’s 16,000 hp Legend is in the AK as of this writing.  If anyone snaps a photo, I’d love to see it.   Back in winter 2012, I posted photos […]

Thanks to Paul Strubeck 4

Here are previous posts in this series, and here’s probably the most dramatic set of photos ever from Paul, taken January seven years ago. Below, that’s the view of the mouth of the Rondout . . . . and the light at the end of the north breakwater, which looks so beautiful here. Here’s a view along […]

More Cargoes 22

It’s mid afternoon, and what’s this?  In past years, I’ve posted photos discharging coal in the harbor, loading scrap away from the dock, and lightering salt. Midmorning earlier I’d seen Frances slinging a scow out of Duraport, but I had  no clue where she was headed. Until some hours later.  Frances here delivers an empty […]

Fog 18

Fog is fog is fog . . . I know.  And fog is just one type of weather condition.  But fog can be terrifying.  Some vessels passed within 500 feet of me yesterday, and I saw nothing, although I knew they were there because of their required CFR “prolonged blast at intervals of not more […]