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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 […]

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Random and quick for now .  . . the 2015 Janet D makes her way across the Bay.   The 1974 Marjorie B. McAllister  moves its car float float from NJ to NY.   The 1996 Martin Explorer and her barge has been in town at least once before here a little over a half […]

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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.  

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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, […]

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We alternate back to Albert Gayer (1897-1976) tomorrow, but to maintain connection with the contemporary sixth boro, especially in the cold, crisp January light, enjoy these five varied boats from this past week.  Name the one below? Pelham, of course.  The mighty Pelham was launched in 1960, loa is 80.4′, and has 3000 hp. Who […]

Random Tugs 361

Photos from the sixth boro . . . although I’m a thousand miles away and in the eastern mountains…  1974 ex-Exxon Ocean State and and slightly smaller 1975 ex-Exxon Granite State, now Marjorie B. McAllister and Brendan Turecamo. The 1999 ex-Crosby Knight now Stephen Dann was pushing a Centerline barge.  The 2009 ex-Allison Crosby is […]

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. […]

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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 […]

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The red upper wheelhouse is no more, although I’m not certain what new paint scheme will evolve, or when Evening Star will become Jordan Rose, as Evening Breeze became Susan Rose.  Follow this transformation we will. Ellen transformed from Navy gray to McAllister colors 20 years ago. Atlantic Salvor has worn Donjon blue–almost the same […]

Names 48

Call this a case of the common and the obscure.  See the name on that tanker? Of course, and we know the name well for his fables despite his and their antiquity.  The crude tanker was launched in 2012. But how about this one?  I had to look it up. But if you know sci-fi […]