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Thanks to Jan van der Doe 2

If you’ve yet to make your first trip to the Netherlands and you’re interested in tugboats, then Maassluis in one of a handful of must-see places.    Jan van der doe went there recently and sent these.  I was there last year and got some of the same photos, just two months later in the […]

Truckster! 3

This 1944 Dodge has been parked along a North Fork highway for some time.  Here’s the story. From the load on this truck parked in Battery Park City, you can tell the season. All these wheels distribute the weight of a wheelless Cat 854K Wheel Dozer. Farther down the highway, might these be the wheels, three of […]

Truckster! 2

In celebration of the beginning of the 11th year of blogging, I’m licensing myself to change course a few days.  Two things I want you to know are 1) I’ve posted approximately 90% of the days since November 26, 2006, and 2) my eyes always search for details other than tugboats to photograph. I’ve gone here […]

Thanks to Xtian 2

So here was 1 and in it I said I would answer a question in a few days and now a few weeks have passed.  The question pertained to the device mounted on the stern of vessel Husky.  Congrats to Seth Tane, who guessed correctly.  Here’s what Xtian writes:  “It’s a plough.  In French we […]

Dutch Tugs 4

All these photos come through Fred Trooster. Let’s start with the new build Noordstroom which wasn’t splashed until midMarch 2016.  Click here to see the triple-screw vessel at various stages of construction.   Catharina 7 on the other hand, is from 1958.  Here she passes the Bollard.   Here’s 1973 built Pacific Hickory.  I’m not […]

NL5

It goes without saying that the waterways here are busy and complex, as seen from this AIS grab below, showing traffic at this moment between Brussels (bottom) and Amsterdam, and between Dusseldorf and the North Sea about midway the narrowing into the English Channel to the southwest.  All the photos in today’s post–as have many here–were […]

Road Fotos 3

Rumor circulated that fireworks would scintillate over Yorktown on the opposite side of the Cooper, so we made our way to the river behind where revelers in evening dress emerged from stretch-Hummers, over by the container port where Fairload was the only vessel in port. We waited on the pier accompanied, we thought, only by […]

Jumbo 2

From aboard icebreaker tug Sturgeon Bay, Harold Tartell took these three fotos of Jumbo Vision southbound near Kingston about two months ago.   That ice is now gone. According to SeaBart, Jumbo’s motto is “We can transport anything that doesn’t fit in a container. . .  power station components,  large oil refinery reactor vessels, container cranes, small […]