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Other Watersheds 12 Redux A

Eight years ago, I had the opportunity to go to the steam festival on the waterways in Dordrecht NL.  Here, here, and here are posts that came from that.  That festival has just completed again, and thanks to Jan van der Doe, here are photos of some fine restored circa century-old Dutch steam tugs. Hercules, […]

Other Watersheds 12 Redux B

If I have these dates right, Pieter Boele was built in 1893!  Clearly this hull was built for towing, that  bow  not built for pushing. Of course, the same would be true of the 1913 Jan de Sterke. Dockyard IX dates from 1915.  I know the small tug is called Furie, considered a push boat.  […]

Sleepboot Thomas

Sleepboot . . .?  it’s Dutch for tugboat.  It’s pronounced more like “slape boat” See the tricolor courtesy flag between the lower and upper wheelhouse?  The photos were taken Monday (July 5)  by Jan Oosterboer, in Het Scheur, aka “the rip”, a section of the Rhine-Maas-Scheldt delta near Rotterdam. And those certainly are not buoys […]

Oceania Tugs 3

Many thanks to Jan van der Doe for sending along these workboat photos from various places in the English-speaking southern hemisphere.  As of the moment, Agros, 85′ x 30′, and built in 2009 in Sibu, in Sarawak state, Malaysia, is at the dock in Cairns, AU. The shipyard in Sibu is called Rajang Maju Shipbuilding. […]

Earth-on-Water Day 2

If you hop on a plane today, you might still catch the last two days of this flower parade in the land and specific region of my father;  my mother grew up farther east on the Rhine. Here’s an English version of what’s going on;  Westland is a region connected by waterways, not a town. […]

Earth-on-Water Day 3

Since I’m not yet out of the bayou, and since Mage–who might need some cheering up– requested it, here are more photos from the currently ongoing flower parade on the waterways of Westland, a section of the province of South Holland in the low country aka Netherlands.  Hey . . . they brought out the […]

Oceania Tugs 2

These photos by Trevor Powell were forwarded with his permission by Jan van der Doe. ASD Aquilon on 12-2021 departing from port of Adelaide for Whyalla after refit. Riverwijs Grace on New Year’s Day 2022 in port of Adelaide.  She dates from 2000.   This SL Endeavour photo was taken on a summery January morning in […]

Thanks to Jan Van Der Doe 3

Here are some previous posts with photos from Jan. So here’s the tugboat, just out of the shipyard near the Arctic Circle and at work, the last in a series of five identical anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels bringing more than 23000 hp to the job. This job starts in the Princess Arianehaven.  And what’s […]

Oceania Tugs 1

It’s freezing in the sixth boro, so let’s go somewhere warm.   With temperatures comfortable for summer, I’ll bet the engine room of the 1907 steamer Lyttleton would feel great.  Book your tickets here, but first book your air tickets wherever you get the best deal. Slightly newer, the 1960 Pacific Way continues to be […]

Other Peoples Photos 81

From Capt Nemo, a few years ago, the 2000 Mary Gellatly high and dry and before she was Mackenzie Rose.  Also, I see Tasman Sea, Dace, an unidentified Bouchard, and Yemitzis. From KP, Dace getting her upper wheelhouse . . . over 10 years ago. From a Great Lakes Mariner, the oldest working ship on […]