Search results

2020 Tugster Calendar February

Wow!  Today is already 02/02/2020, so turn the calendar page if you have it. Torm Hilde is featured on the February page. Here are more photos of the tanker from last year. So in the interest of making the calendar part of a “transmedia” project, I decided to see where in the world she might […]

Random Tankers 5

How about a random sample, as the title says.  Afrodite, launched 2005, and dwt of 53k.  I believe that was Normandy arriving.  Usma, not US Military Academy because that’s at West Point NY, but a 2007 tanker with a dwt of 53k. Seameridian, 2001 and right around 50k. Seaenvoy, same fleet as Meridian, but launched […]

Along NISDC

As the robots diligently do their thing in the tower, I’ve been out gallivanting, as you likely know.  The where and the how long . . . you might not know.  Answer:  I’m in the New Iberia South Drainage Canal, aka NISDC, kinda sorta between the fascinating home of Tabasco on Avery Island and the […]

Something Different 46

What the title means is something different than I had planned . . .  So watch this series of screen shots . . .  first at 0010 hrs today. But then, look who picks it up, re-messages it, and it appears in their news feed!!  NBC, NYDailyNews, USNews . . .!! Tri-CityHerald comes from Washington […]

More Cargoes 29

A list of odd cargoes over the years would include an uncovered cigarette boat, other boats, military materiel, never-to-be-used wheel pedestals, port supplies, a Mirage F-1,  . . .  I could go on. At this point, I’d not yet noticed the cargo atop the India-bound Maersk Detroit. Brendan Turecamo retrieved the docking pilot. But that’s […]

New Ontario Tug and Barge

Ontario here means the province and the lake.  In the NE corner of the lake lies Picton and Picton Terminals, homeport of a tug called Sheri Lynn S.  Well, Sheri Lynn S just got a big sister, and one place to start the story is in UAE, Sharjah a few months back . . . […]

Other Peoples Photos 78

. .  or I could call this Scale, the next number in line. Directly below, it’s Commander, the 140′ x 54′  escort tug on its way to Alaska in 2018.  Photo comes from my sister, of ketch Maraki.  She caught the tug off the east end of the Panama Canal.  More on Commander here. And […]

Three Lakers & Three Lights

Daylight hours are getting very short, reiterating summer 2019 is no more, but I’ve still got photos left from gallivants of warmer and brighter days this year, like this one of a downbound Thunder Bay passing Rock Island Light, once legitimately tended by an erstwhile pirate William Johnston.   Later as we continued towards Lake […]

Other Peoples Photos 84

Timo Pajunen took this photo back in 2010.  Here are my questions for you:  whose livery?  what mission?  what was McArthur‘s original mission?  I’ll answer at the end of the post. Charles Ritchie took this.  Hawk YTL-153 has fine pedigree:   in 1941, she was built and launched in Pearl Harbor and was present during the […]

Mermaid Parade 2019b

Mermaids are truly political, as you will see in the next few photos.  The partially obscured sign between the two large puppets says:  Manhattan, Next Atlantis.  Frightening!  Their intent to invade and annex coastal cities is nothing short of a land grab.  Would they reef buildings like those in the background? Even advancing coral appeared […]