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Thanks to Jed 10

Many thanks to John Jedrlinic for sending along these photos, and thereby piquing my interest in the Kiel Canal.  At just over 60 miles with draft of 31′ and airdraft of 131′, it strikes me as a model of what could have been with the almost equally-long Delaware and Raritan (D&R) Canal.  The Kiel Canal […]

Thanks to Jed 8

Jed–John Jedrlinic–has been busy, but recently he sent some photos from Rotterdam. ALP Winger is a huge anchor-handling tug:  213′ 59′ x 25′ He got these photos in Rotterdam, but the boat is currently in the Azores. With her five mains, she generates over 18000 horsepower.   This is definitely a boat for a niche. […]

Other Peoples Photos 78

. .  or I could call this Scale, the next number in line. Directly below, it’s Commander, the 140′ x 54′  escort tug on its way to Alaska in 2018.  Photo comes from my sister, of ketch Maraki.  She caught the tug off the east end of the Panama Canal.  More on Commander here. And […]

Thanks to Jed 7

It’s been a while since I posted any of Jed’s shots, but I hold them to concentrate them rather than posting them one or two  at a time. Anyhow, of the photo below, Jed writes:  “[Atlas 1974] is my first Estonian tug . . . .” although this photo shows her in Dutch waters. Esvagt […]

Other Peoples Photos 63

Jack Ronalds took this photo of Ontario (Jeffrey K. McAllister) and Erie (Missy McAllister) in Canso back in August 2016. John Jedrlinic took this in the sixth boro in December 2008. I took the photo below a few months earlier in 2008, as the transfer from Normandy to Ross Sea was happening. Grouper has been featured here […]

Thanks to Jed 6

I’m off gallivanting around NYC and getting more Fleet Week photos, so I’m happy to put up some more of John Jedrlinic’s photos. Let’s start with an unusual angle . . . it’s Smit Indusbank, built 1968 in the Netherlands. Pelican II seems to have started life on the Vistula River, upstream from Gdansk, in […]

Thanks to Jed 5

Click here to see previous sets sent along by Jed.  This set I’m arranging by year of build.   1972. A little info more, she’s 98′ x 30.’ 1977.  She’s a bit larger, 115′ x 33.’ 1978.  Husky has been renamed Maro, and she’s massive, 197′ x 50′ and moved by 12,000 hp. 1998.  115′ […]

Really Random Tugs 33 and More

I’m trying to catch up with the photos you all have been good enough to share on tugster.  The first five here come from some salts up on the Caloosahatchee Canal in Florida.  John Parrish was westbound here, but a week later it showed up in the sixth boro, and by publication of this post, it’s […]

Thanks to Jed 3

Over the past few years, John Jedrlinic aka “Jed” has shared a lot of photos he’s taken near Norfolk, which is great since otherwise I’d never have seen some of these.  Take Huntington, below, apparently the in-house tug of the shipyard in Newport News. Or McAllister Boys, I’ve no idea which foreign port she works out […]

Maroon Tug Fleet 5

Click here for the previous posts in this series.  It’s good for me to revisit past posts because then I can locate and correct some errors, like having two “2”s in this series, now corrected.  I also notice that i’ve learned a thing or two about a thing or two.  Like, technically, the color is […]