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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 […]

Far-flung 1

This seems like it could be a useful line of posts . . . research-prompting photos. Thanks to Bob Stopper, this is a generations-old set taken in Lyons at lock E-27.  The photos are sharp, the names are very clear, and we’re looking to confirm the identity of the deckhand on F. W. G. Winn […]

Browns 2

Thomas J. Brown and Sons Inc. has been a marine towing enterprise in the sixth boro since 1927.  Their boats are busy and always very attractive. More than a decade ago I first used this title. Thomas J. Brown, the oldest current boat, is a classic. Joyce D. Brown, the most powerful current boat, is […]

Really Random Tugs 44

First, from Kyle Stubbs, three Vane tugs  (Elizabeth Anne, Hudson, and Delaware alongside DoubleSkin 501) which would not be that unusual on this blog, except he took the photo in Seattle over by Terminal 5.  Click here for previous photos from Kyle. Leaping south to the Mexican port of Manzanillo–north of Lazaro Cardenas–it’s VB Yucatan, […]