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Mariners to Muskegon

That is a long way from the Staten Island base these boats have long used . . .  and how many engine rooms are hot here? So Katie G and Colleen McAllister danced their way east to get north and way west past the dancing (or leaning) towers of the East River this morning. Notice you […]

Mariners to Muskegon 2

Back on December 4, two formerly McAllister tugboats departed the home base in Mariners Harbor (typically referred to as “Mariners”) for Muskegon Michigan.  Word is that they have now safely arrived. A few days after they departed NYC, Nelson Brace caught this photo of the two traversing the Cape Cod Canal. On December 19, Michel […]

Lake Loop 3: Muskegon

The photo below may seem an unlikely choice on tugster, especially as lead photo.  I post it here because this is where Urger in 1901 was designed, built, and launched at 300 Pine, on a finger of the Grand River and not far from Dornbos Island.  I mention that because Urger was initially called Henry J. […]

Thanks to Great Lakes Mariner 3

Well . . . a couple of Great Lakes mariners who prefer to remain nameless . . . but let’s start with a photo of Joel B from a few years ago.  She’s quite the attractive boat! Thanks so much to a GL Mariner for responding to Saturday’s post by sending another of that boat […]