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Mackenzie Rose 2

Here was the first post in this series.  If I’m not mistaken, this sand comes from the freshwater sources of sand in SW New Jersey;  I posted photos of the loading and transit of such sand here back not quite three years ago. My vantage point here was Little Island, and in midafternoon, I was […]

Mackenzie Rose

This is an impressive load of scrap, pushed along on a barge CMT Y Not 2, which I’ve usually associated with piles of sand. Given the height of the pile relative the wheelhouse, a watchstander is positioned to maintain a clear view of the waterway. Pushing this load is Mackenzie Rose,   Surprisingly, this load […]

Random Tugs 372

Dana Alexa is another seldom seen tugboat in the sixth boro of NYC; although painted DonJon blue, she’s now a Breakwater Marine boat, I believe. It was good to see the 1958 54′ boat with a barge of what appears to be sheet piling. William F. Fallon Jr. has appeared here several times recently. Robert […]

Random Tugs 362

Two separate parties sent me this article from the LA Times.  With a title including the phrase “humble tugboat,”  I was interested but not prepared for the fantastic photos.  Thx John and George.  Enjoy.  Meanwhile, here are some more of my recent photos. James D. Moran assisting on a towline above and Robert Weeks leaving […]

Random Tugs 333

Mackenzie Rose and Paul Andrew are eastbound, and Mary Turecamo, westbound.   A light Haggerty Girls westbound, passing Laurie Ann Reinauer. Kimberly Poling moves a barge out of the Kills.   A bulker in the anchorage gets bunkered by Kings Point.  Katya Atk needs to repaint the name on the starboard bow. And Helen Laraway […]

Random Tugs 305

I’m always on the lookout for “first-timers” in the harbor, but I’m equally thrilled to see the “seldom-seen.”  I realize that some people might see these boats everyday. The “seldom-seen” relates to me. This is true of Pelham.  The 1960 built is on her sixth name, if I count right.  She started out as Esso […]

Retro Sixth Boro 57

All these photos were taken in the second half of January 2013.  This 1973 livestock carrier Falconia was in the Brooklyn Navy Yard getting some work done.  I’d love to see a cargo layout for the vessel.  Also, just back from the foremast, those are large bales of either hay or straw for the livestock.  […]

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 […]

Random Tugs 289

But first, can you guess the date?  Answer follows. Mackenzie Rose is the newest name for this 2000-built boat, after Vernon C and then Mary Gellatly. Ellen, ex-YTB-793 Piqua, here assists a box boat with a boat on top.   Ex-YTBs can be found in some unusual places. Capt. Brian A. approaches the pilot’s door […]

Retro Sixth Boro 40 A

Happy August 2021.  And “Wow!”  That is almost always my reaction when I jump back a decade into the archives.  This riveted tug  was 83 years old when I took this photo, and I looked at that deep rounded icebreaker hull and imagined it would go on working forever.  Now it’s 93 years old, and […]