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Random Tugs 311

Behold an entire fleet, and the current boats of a family business operating boats in New York since 1927. The Brown family boats are distinguished by their color and meticulous condition.    Maybe you can’t tell by their condition, but one of these boats dates from 2015, one from 2002, and one from 1962.  Styling […]

Random Tugs 310

The first boat I saw in the morning fog was buff and green . . .  Meaghan Marie, moving what appeared to be a Cashman spud barge. Meeting her was Vane’s Philadelphia.  I’m curious . . . do any readers have a photo of a Vane unit operating on thew Great Lakes or arriving there […]

Random Tugs 309

Given yesterday’s post, I’ll subtitle this “tugster:  the return.”  From a weather perspective, it wasn’t ideal weather.  From a traffic perspective, I also thought it was not ideal, because I’d hoped a certain ULCV would enter  the boro in daylight, but it had moved in three hours before the sun rose behind thick cloud strata. […]

Random Tugs 308

Angelina Autumn . . . that’s not a common sixth boro boat . . . so of course I needed to go check her out as she entered the Narrows yesterday with a deck barge headed for Coeymans NY. Arriving with Angelina Autumn was Shannon Dann, towing a huge Weeks crane.  I did not get […]

Random Tugs 307

Larry J. Hebert has been in the boro a few months, following a GLDD dredging project. She’s from 1981 and rated at 3600 hp. She headed eastbound in the KVK here with a fair amount of wire out, it seems to me. Helen Laraway, light, heads west.  She’s the oldster here, 1957, and 2000 hp. […]

Random Tugs 306

Alongside Pilot No. 1 New York, the current one, it’s the newest-in-name vessel in the sixth boro . . . Meaghan Marie, ex–Kathleen Turecamo, has become part of the same green & buff fleet as Joseph John. Here’s a photo I took of her in port of Albany, September 2013. A different use of green […]

Random Tugs 305

I’m always on the lookout for “first-timers” in the harbor, but I’m equally thrilled to see the “seldom-seen.”  I realize that some people might see these boats everyday. The “seldom-seen” relates to me. This is true of Pelham.  The 1960 built is on her sixth name, if I count right.  She started out as Esso […]

Random Tugs 304

Decked out in canvas for the postponed move last week, it’s the venerable Margot.  She’s appeared on this blog many times, house up as below and house down as here. Believe it or not, Saint Emilion appears here for the first time, although she’s been here as Arabian Sea and Barbara C.  The fisherman in […]

Random Tugs 303

Enjoy the photos.  Can you guess which of these tugboats is oldest? Greetings Rae and hello to the crewman at the railing. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen Rae.  The first time I saw her I was with Bonnie and the tug was then called Miss Bonnie. Several people have said Matthew Tibbetts is the […]

Random Tugs 302

As you know from some earlier posts, those red morning skies . .  they mark my favorite times. Here Coral Coast with Cement Transporter 5300 has just departed the dock with Ruby M‘s assistance.   Soon afterward, Sapphire Coast arrived with Cement Transporter 1801, and assisted by Stephen Dann. Later in the morning, Sarah Ann pushes […]