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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 […]

Day Peckinpaugh 3

Late October 2011, Day Peckinpaugh and Frances Turecamo float above Lock 3, post-Irene, seen here through the eyes of the master of Tug44. Here’s Day Peckinpaugh last weekend, nose to nose with Urger, the latter here for shaft work. It’s unknown when if ever the DP will operate again.  Here and here are previous posts […]

Sixth Boro Fifth Dimension 6

I’m enjoying this time travel back to the late 70s–early to mid 80s, and I hope you are too. Foto #1:  Between Yonkers and Hastings, lightship is No. 84, Camden-built 1907, the one that later did bottom duty in Erie Basin, until the Ikea development made it disappear. Can anyone identify the white vessel north […]

Spring Morning Hour 4

FB won’t display a preview photo because I made them full size.  Oh well. Picking up from yesterday, Kimberly released her line on the lower recessed bitt of MSC Bilbao and spun around to head back home.  Jonathan C goes to retrieve the docking pilot. Victoria Highway comes in . . . . Life saving […]

Retro Sixth Boro (and beyond) 30

In fall 2010, deepening dredging was happening in the sixth boro to prepare for the ULCVs now so commonplace here,  after Panama Canal enlargement and Bayonne Bridge raising. These operations afforded me the chance to see a cutterhead close up.  The crewman wielding the hammer was trying to loosen a worn tooth.   By the way, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Random Tugs 159

If you have a lot of free time, you can trace this back to the first installment. These photos are all from the past week, starting out with Bouchard Boys, 1975. Pelham, 1960.  Behind her is USNS Red Cloud. Barney Turecamo (1995) and   Scott Turecamo (1998). Eric R. Thornton (1960) Jill Reinauer (1967) and Dace […]

Thanks to Ingrid Staats

Today’s photos were taken less than a month ago by Ingrid Staats, who writes, “I grew up on the Hudson River and I love getting your blog posts! Here’s some pics from my last trip upstate 1/30– looking north toward Albany, there’s two tugs waiting to greet Champion Istra.  One is Frances Turecamo.  She went […]