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Random Tugs 371

Dace lighters STI Excel.   Neptune comes into town again. Buchanan 12 makes a rare appearance light, but everyone needs to refuel periodically. Janet D follows Seeley into the Kills. How a bout a four’fer . . .   counter:  Marjorie, Kristin Poling, Nicholas, and Jordan Rose. Sea Lion heads eastbound. B. Franklin travels west, […]

KVK Concatenation 1

Excuse the obscure word; it’s not one I regularly use, but concatenation, i.e., a series of interconnected things or events, random and unlikely ever to recur, came to mind as I put together this set of photos.  Follow along.  Early one morning recently, Kristin Poling made up to a loaded Eva Leigh Cutler, and Normandy […]

Random Tugs 315

Here’s a new one, Stephen B with James Joseph.  I’ve not seen Stephen B with that barge in quite a while.  Maybe I just have not been looking carefully.  Kristin Poling is moving Eva Leigh Cutler.  When we’re past the first of November, usually the number of barges increases, even if the outdoor temperatures are […]

Something Different 57

Here’s a mystery, a 1919 UK-built tug named G. W. Rogers that sank in Rensselaer in December 1987.  Click on the photo itself to get more info. The mystery is this:  which floating crane raised it and what became of it later? Next mystery:  what became of the wooden floating drydock that used to be […]

Retro Sixth Boro 39

Grey Shark assisted out of the Kills by Catherine C.  Miller.  Catherine is still working, but Grey Shark has not moved from its berth in Las Caleras DR in almost three and a half years, so it’s safe to assume she won’t be calling in NYC’s sixth boro any more. By the way, July 2011 […]

Retro Sixth Boro 36

April 1, 2011 … and this was not a joke.  More on this distressed vessel at the end of this post. McCormack Boys and Turecamo Girls with Barney Turecamo.  All three are still working in the same liveries, I believe. Long Island-built Escort was phased out as a certain coal-fired power plant shut down.  She’s […]

Random Tugs 295

Blessings of summer heat, if you don’t have to work out in it, are best relished right after dawn, or from the shade.  I chose the first option here as Barney Turecamo, made up to Georgia, gets an assist in rotating from Turecamo Girls. Once pointed, a burst of power from its 5100hp EMDs commits […]

Poling and Cutler 3

Let’s start with a routine KVK scene:  l to r, an orange tanker with a neon green stack, a Poling unit, and escort tug Ava M. Compare Fort Schuyler‘s  green and Kimberly Poling‘s green.  But then the frame contains only Kimberly and Kristin. It’s possible that Kimberly was going to do an assist for her […]

Retro Sixth Boro 42 B

The bridge photo at the end of part A was of Kristin Poling, right after she’d been taken out of service.  In her long life from 1934 until 2011, she carried the nameplates of Poughkeepsie Socony, Mobil New York, and Captain Sam, before taking on her last name.  Here’s a shot from the bow, and […]

Random Tugs 306

Alongside Pilot No. 1 New York, the current one, it’s the newest-in-name vessel in the sixth boro . . . Meaghan Marie, ex–Kathleen Turecamo, has become part of the same green & buff fleet as Joseph John. Here’s a photo I took of her in port of Albany, September 2013. A different use of green […]