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Go West Again

Here’s a quick post to alert you that several days may go by without word or photo from tugster.  I’m repeating a trip I made last year from Warren RI to Chicago IL via the Erie Canal and other great American and Canadian waterways. If you missed it, you might check out last year’s posts […]

Chicago Bound 1

 i.e., CB.  I’m writing this on the 8th . . .  my first encounter with serious wifi. After today, I might not have wifi again for a spell.   Last year I posted about this trip under the title GWA.  Two years ago it was Go West. Let me post some highlights from August 1 […]

J. Arnold Witte

I’d hoped to catch this boat in the NYS Canals, but . . .   Going by the adage of  . . “if the mountain fails to come to you, you go . . .”  here’s this. Sneak preview then of J. Arnold Witte, taken yesterday on my way west. The first boat by this […]

Retro Sixth Boro 48B

Let’s go back a decade.  Then MSC Emma was on the west coast of Bayonne leaving town; now she’s on the west coast of Central America, leaving Lazaro Cardenas for Panama. Above she was assisted by Gramma Lee T [now in Norfolk] and Margaret and setting up for the turn from Newark Bay into the […]

Out of the Bayou 4

Before you read this post, you might enjoy studying a Google map satellite view of the area between Port of Iberia and Atchafalaya Bay, about 80 miles away.  Locate Lafayette and then zoom in and go to the SE.  Bays, islands, bayous, and lakes abound.  Soon after we made the eastbound turn onto the GICW, […]

Something Different 72

Twas the day before Thanksgiving, and the Port ‘Liz had ships aplenty,  but the very next day it was almost empty.   In a different part of the US, TS Empire State, which just two months ago was alive and lurking beneath Throgs Neck bridge, has delivered itself to the breakers in Brownsville.  Heading back to […]

Lyons to Palmyra

Happy 120 years old, Urger!  I urge you  to read the note at the bottom of this post. And . . . .Oops!  I read the timer wrong. Bidding for Grouper, in Lyons NY,  ends about six hours from now.  Lyons is a county seat, but it’s possible to take a photo of lock E-27, […]

USS Nemo

As you read this, I’m west of the Mississippi following the muddy tributary of the muddy Mississip, but I thought I’d remotely set signals to go up.  Here’s a WW2 story that intersects the sixth boro in a way I’d never heard . .  .  the Chicago museum I and most of you know as […]

Go West . . .

. . .it turns out Horace Greeley might not be the author, and John B. L. Soule, who may have been, had some harsh ideas about people. I use it as explanation for something new I’m doing.  Today I head over toward the pushpin to the right . . . Narragansett Bay, where I board […]

Go West 16

Chicago in the haze ahead means this is the last of this series; we’ve gotten as far west as this gallivant will go.  The link in the previous sentence shows a map of the trajectory, with all of its legs. That’s Navy Pier. Squinting, I see this as a man doing a tire repair on […]