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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 […]

100 Years to the Day

At some point, maybe days before April 23, 1921, at McDougall Duluth Shipyard, this vessel, Interwaterways Line Incorporated 101, or ILI 101, had taken shape on the ways. After it slid down the ways at launch, it was followed by four sisters, all before summer began in 1921.  The 101 traveled via the Soo, three […]

Fruits of Preservation 3

Here were the first two installments of this series.  And what prompts this post is the news yesterday about a $200 million structure in the assembly stages just four years ago.  Click on the image below to see the post I did just four years ago. It will be scrapped as announced yesterday here.  The […]

Retro Sixth Boro (and beyond) 33

2011 began in Charleston, a great place to welcome a new year.  Strolling around, I encounter the 1962 75′ buoy tender Anvil, 75301, here made up to CGB68013.  In the background, that’s cutter Cormorant or Chinook. Heading farther north a day or two later, it’s Hoss, sister of Patricia, and now habitat for fish and […]