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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 […]

Other People’s Photos 57

Let’s start with Bjoern’s photos from a month ago just about already.  The New York Media Boat runs almost all year round and provides wet and cold weather gear.   Actually I took this photo, intending it as a baseline photo for the process of preparing the barque to travel the Atlantic next spring, on the […]

Chrononauts 5

Of course, there are little known gunkholes in the backwaters of the sixth boro where fossils–living and inert–float.  This one is off an inlet behind one island and concealed by another, a place easily missed, and if seen, it gives the impression of being off limits by land and too shallow by water, near the […]

Random Tugs 175

The first two photos–showing the newest and fastest (??) ATB to arrive in the sixth boro– were taken by Randall Fahry. Tina Pyne is one immense mover, and Kirby 185-02 is one of two 578′ ocean going tank barges with 185,000-barrel capacity built by Gunderson Marine for Kirby.   See her christening here. Zachery Reinauer is a […]

Really Random Tugs 29

Photo from Nate Lopez.  Name that tug?  Here are some previous photos by Nate. Technically Ellsea is a freight ship.  The location for the next set of photos is the Acushnet River between New Bedford (background) and Fairhaven, where I spent the past week mostly incommunicado.  That’s the Palmers Island Light.  New Bedford, former whaling port […]