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Newest Hull(s) in the Sixth Boro 11

Meagan Ann is not new, but that blue coaming on the barge looks to be. Witte 3301 came into the harbor via Ambrose the other day for the very first time. pushed by Meagan Ann.  Recently launched in Erie PA, the barge, which I estimate to be about 220′, was brought to the sixth boro […]

Random Tugs 359

Laurie Ann Reinauer is pushing RTC 85 for an appointment somewhere the Kills.  Meagan Ann moves dredge spoils out of MOTBY.   Thomas D. Witte stems with another scow as Meagan Ann passes by. J. Arnold takes the Back Channel over to Claremont. James William heads for an assist.   A fact about Buchanan 12 […]

Sixth Boro Sampler 5

Count them . . . at least four very different vessels:  Saint Emilion with barge, JRT waiting to assist, Grace D shuttling people and supplies, and a sloop.  Here’s more from hither and yon around the sixth boro:  Navigator at “old navy” topping off the ferry reserves,  Popeye fishing in front of Ellis Island,  Meagan […]

Pairs in Winter 7

This series goes way back to 2007, when I erroneously thought a song existed called “Paris in springtime.”  My deciding it must be a faux memory did not prevent me from doing a bunch more posts, with variations like “pairs in winter,” like today’s posts.  It still is winter.  And there is a movie with […]

Random Tugs 350

Here’s a sampling of boats working I saw in the sixth boro the past week; the variety of boats, though, is greater than these would suggest. Frances . . . was launched on Long Island in 1957.  Scroll through here and see photos of Frances I took in 2010 when she still had the Turecamo […]

CB 2019 B

CB is obviously “Chicago bound.” Neither Thomas D. Witte nor Clearwater here off Mount Beacon is that, but we were. Meagan Ann headed south with used and abused cars on SMM 157 for the start of their last trip. James William pushed several loads of building materials southbound. Rebecca Ann turned around for her next trip. […]

Non-Random Tugs 7

Previous installments can be found here. Thomas and Ellen, Thomas and Meagan Ann, Meagan Ann and DS 71 Meagan Ann solo Emily Ann and SMM 157, and Brian Nicholas. All photos by Will Van Dorp.  

Retro Sixth Boro NYC Tugboat Races 1

Like lots of things, the Great North River Tugboat Race is, as ws said in a comment yesterday, “alas  . . .  cancelled this year.”  So here’s some consolation, ws. . .  If you need a dose of racing, you can click here and get all the way back to tugster post 2006, or for […]

Random Ships 95

It’s been over a month since I did a thoroughly non-scientific sampling of ships in the boro. I’ve not gotten photos this time, but ONE Apus is back in town after a long hiatus, a time to reconstruct the cells after a Pacific mishap.  Above, not quite a month on, Nordspring is in the Atlantic […]

Non-Random Tugs 8

Here are previous iterations, just to change things up.  Non-random here means I took these over a few weeks, which should be obvious as you look through the photos. Atlantic Enterprise . .  . she’s big at 136′ x 40′.  Over the past few years, she has appeared here.  Before that, she was in the […]