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Pelham

It takes the right light to see things you don’t otherwise see, like raised lettering. Pelham goes back quite a long time. It’s good to see her at work.   All photos by Will Van Dorp.  

Pirated Post

Since tugster announced he’d be out of Tugster Tower on Christmas day, I broke in to post this puzzler.  Who am I, you might wonder.  I’m not telling, but I know the boss’d like to know the story of these pics. . . taken from a southbound Amtrak from Boston and looking toward the Pelham […]

Random Tugs 229

Let’s do the numbers again.  No, Pelham is NOT becoming a tugantine in the tradition of Norfolk Rebel.  Seeing Pelham out of the water really reveals a beauty I hadn’t noticed before. OK, numbers, built in 1960 and rated at 3000 hp. Atlantic Coast, 2007 and 3000hp.   Genesis Vision, 1981 and 3000hp. Margaret Moran, […]

Thanks to JG 2

Recognize the tugboat below?  Answer follows. David McAllister, photo from 2013, has recently changed hands and is currently undergoing “re-power and life extension” as Tradewinds Towing Hannah. Draco, photo below taken in 2007, shows the vessel that began life in 1951 as Esso Tug No. 12.  I caught her in the sixth boro as Co […]

Random Tugs 159

If you have a lot of free time, you can trace this back to the first installment. These photos are all from the past week, starting out with Bouchard Boys, 1975. Pelham, 1960.  Behind her is USNS Red Cloud. Barney Turecamo (1995) and   Scott Turecamo (1998). Eric R. Thornton (1960) Jill Reinauer (1967) and Dace […]

Really Random Tugs 31

Yesterday’s post led with Jared S aka Cheyenne II, and so I’m grateful to Jason LaDue for sending along a photo he took before she sank into the Genesee River, where she still lies. This next photo was taken by Renee Lutz Stanley, recently, as Pelham assisted the dead but lively Frying Pan to Caddell for some […]

Frances

Like Pelham, Frances has been around the block quite a long time, since 1957, in fact.  Type Frances Turecamo –or just Frances– into the search window on the blog and you’ll see more of her.   I’m happy to see the shine on her and even happier to see her in the water and at […]

Random Tugs 145

I will be back tomorrow with close-ups of L’Hermione and more, but Bjoern of New York Media Boat sent me the very intriguing photo below.  Recognize it?  Answer follows.  Clue:  Elizabeth Anna. Well, L’Hermione  (pronounced LAIR me un) will find her way into more of these photos.  Here’s the venerable W. O. Decker.  Click and scroll […]

Wavertree to Caddell Dry Dock 2

This post shows the second leg of what felt like an epic journey, but first let’s back up about 10 minutes.  See the small blue vessel just off the bow of Wavertree? It’s a King’s Point vessel, and leaning out of the house, it’s Capt. Jonathan Kabak, formerly master of Pioneer, Lettie G. Howard, and other vessels. […]

Wavertree to Caddell Dry Dock 1

But first, many thanks to Bjoern Kils of New York Media Boat for the enjoyable ride aboard his RHIB Amundsen.   I’ve decided to divide the photos into two posts.  These cover the first 15 minutes (!!) of the trip to the yard. Bartholdi was finishing up his copper creation a year AFTER Wavertree began […]