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Thanks to Paul Strubeck 7

and to someone else who took these photos back in 1974. From what I can see in these photos, taken in the shipyard over in Jersey City, the lines are simple and very pleasing. Of course, I can’t see the frames, and even if I could, I’m not a naval architect in any way shape […]

Thanks to Paul Strubeck 6

GL tug Mississippi has appeared on this blog several times before.  She’s a tiller-steered boat that looks good and still works hard although built in 1916!! GL tug Ohio was built in 1903!! and originally served as a Chicago Milwaukee fireboat.  She’s recently changed roles again, as a result of her joining up with that green-hulled […]

Thanks to Paul Strubeck 5

Here are some previous posts with photos from Paul. If you want to see all my posts with photos of these wonderful towing machines, click here, the tag GLT. Illinois is typical of this fleet.  Look at the riveted hull.  She’s still working, launched in 1914, before the US entered WW1!!!    Behind her is […]

Thanks to Paul Strubeck 4

Here are previous posts in this series, and here’s probably the most dramatic set of photos ever from Paul, taken January seven years ago. Below, that’s the view of the mouth of the Rondout . . . . and the light at the end of the north breakwater, which looks so beautiful here. Here’s a view along […]

Thanks to Paul Strubeck 3

Here are previous posts with photos by Paul, who decks on Cornell,  which does most of its work on the Hudson.  Deborah Quinn (1957) has been here several times, the first here. Here’s old and new side by side in Red Hook Erie Basin, Scotty Sky and Chandra B. And some old boats together, Spooky, Pilot, […]

Thanks to Paul Strubeck 2

Many thanks to Paul for this aerial photo, said to show tugboats idled by the strike that lasted the first half of the February 1946. Here’s the verso of the photo, in the case you read Spanish. For more context of 1946 NYC, click here for a set of Todd Webb  photos.  If you have […]

Thanks to Paul Strubeck

I’m not going to count, but there must be dozens of posts here with photos from or some mention of Paul Strubeck.  Here I’m pleased to dedicate a whole post to him in part because these photos make me see the sixth boro with new eyes.  Enjoy.  Cornell . . . by foggy night and […]

Sum of the Parts 4

Interesting name . . . I thought it was the number “3” in Arabic, but I was wrong.  Anyone know the reference? Clever logo . . . Feel like Wheel of Fortune yet? I can tell you that’s Capt. Brian . . . and you can probably tell me the location, by the tall tapered […]

Random Tugs 273

I’m always on the look out for new tugboats in the harbor, and Camie mostly fits that bill.  A bit of research, though, finds she’s been on the blog a few times already, however. Here, l to r, it’s Polar Bright, Ava, New York, and Stephen B. Robert Burton here is tending a rock scow […]

Creek: Newtown 2

All photos in this post come from Paul Strubeck, who has started a blog here called vintagedieseldesign. Mary H is the right size to serve the fuel storage in Newtown Creek, a renowned location in the sixth boro. Here are previous posts I’ve done there. The first oil refinery in the US was sited here, […]