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Brendan Turecamo and Marjorie B McAllister

These two boats have a lot in common:  built a year apart in the same shipyard and more. Without being aboard, I’d say they were products of the same designed and may appear to be twins,  A surprising feature they share is the telescoping upper wheelhouse that allows visibility when needed.   I say they […]

Marjorie B. 3

Here were 2 and 1.  What intrigued me  in post 1 about Marjorie B. four years ago was its telescoping house.   Some time  back I saw the whole vessel lifted up out of the water.   Behold what the 39-year-old former Exxon Ocean State looks like as seen from below.   All fotos by […]

Marjorie B. 2

I first devoted a full post to Marjorie B last winter, after seeing her be-rimed.  Here’s a foto from this morning, before 9 a.m. Around 1030, Sun Round entered the KVK from the east.  That’s the mast of Colleen McAllister hiding behind the scow.  Here’s my post about Sun Round from over three years ago. […]

Marjorie B.

Here’s another Phillip T. Feeney post from the archives. Now let’s start with a conventional looking 35-year-old tugboat repowered in 2001 with 4000 horsepower of EMDs. Same Marjorie, house up, and down and up and down and here you can see one reason for this telescoping. What I can’t tell you is how long it […]

Random Tugs 347

Timothy (1979 and rebuilt 2009) and Janice Ann (2020), Marjorie B. McAllister (1974), Jonathan C. (2016) and Doris Moran (1982), Colonel (1978),   Cape Canaveral (2019),   Philadelphia (2017), Capt. Brian A. (2017),   All photos of a busy place, WVD.  

Random Tugs 343

Marjorie B. McAllister is one of those tugs that confused me when I first started paying attention.  Below the house is down, and and here the hydraulics have raised it up to look over Bulkmaster. Ava M. McAllister‘s elegant lines are shown off as she assists a tanker to the Arthur Kill. Cohoes on the […]

Random Tugs 341

A quick post today, since I’ll spend most of the day without computer, signal, or free time.  The varied and unsettled weather of the recent weeks is evident here as well, the diverse days of summer. Here are some of the usual workhorses or work oxen of the port. Brendan Turecamo,  Normandy, and Evening Breeze […]

Random Tugs 336

Solo and over along the Connecticut shore last week, it’s Joker, with her distinctive lines and livery. The other dawn, Ava M. was returning from a job.  It was sunny and clear, but with all the rain of the previous day, lots of moisture remained in the air. Taken an hour or so later, Eastern […]

KVK Dawn 6

Steve Munoz took the first three photos in October 1986 from Borenquin.  The tug identified as Kathryne E. McAllister appears to be the one from 1975, now known as Brendan Turecamo.  Borenquin lived many lives between launching in Vancouver WA in 1945 and scrapping in Beihei CH (near the northeastern border of Vietnam) in 1989. […]

Random Tugs 332

Mornings on the KVK can be busy. Above, Sea Fox (1971) follows Barney Turecamo (1995), and below, Kimberly Poling (1994) is followed by Mary H (1981) Kimberly Turecamo (1980) and Marjorie A. McAllister (1974) head east to escort different incoming ships. Chesapeake Coast (2012) assists Gulf Coast (1982) moving the cement barge out into the […]