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Random Tugs 343

Marjorie B. McAllister is one of those tugs that confused me when I first started paying attention.  Below the house is down, and and here the hydraulics have raised it up to look over Bulkmaster. Ava M. McAllister‘s elegant lines are shown off as she assists a tanker to the Arthur Kill. Cohoes on the […]

Random Tugs 342

A new assist boat in town bringing 3800 hp to the job? Right . . .  I was kidding.  It’s Jones Act non-compliant anyhow.  Genesis Eagle is a 6140 hp pin boat.    JRT Moran and Capt. Brian McAllister do an assist of an ULCV. Pegasus gives Mount St. Elias an assist as it moves […]

Random Tugs 341

A quick post today, since I’ll spend most of the day without computer, signal, or free time.  The varied and unsettled weather of the recent weeks is evident here as well, the diverse days of summer. Here are some of the usual workhorses or work oxen of the port. Brendan Turecamo,  Normandy, and Evening Breeze […]

Random Tugs 340

James William was slinging along a slew of barges. Galveston (I think) was coming in the other morning with Chemical Transporter.  Usually Freeport pushes Chemical Transporter, so maybe I’m just misremembering. With the slash of safety yellow across the barge bow, I was initially confused… until the green with red trim told me it was […]

Random Tugs 339

“Random Tugs 001” I posted in October 2007, 14 years ago.  The motivation for such a post then, as now, comes from the observation that what passes you by, either on the water, the roadway, or even the sidewalk or hallway, is often just random.  It’s foolish to look for meaning or significance where there […]

Random Tugs 338

To highlight the variety, this post will focus on size, horsepower, and age. Matthew Tibbetts, 1969, 92′ x 27′, 2000 hp.  All numbers rounded up if  .5 or more. Brendan Turecamo, 1975, 107′ x 32′, 3900. Crystal Cutler, 2010, 67′ x 26′, 1500. Bruce A. McAllister, 1974, 112′ x 30′, 4000. C.F. Campbell, 1975, 100′ […]

Random Tugs 337

Because the name and focus of this blog is tugster, you’d expect to see a lot of tugboats, both within the confines of New York harbor, aka the REAL sixth boro, and I hope you are satisfied that you find a plethora of tugboats in installments of this blog.  So here’s Random Tugs #337, post […]

Random Tugs 336

Solo and over along the Connecticut shore last week, it’s Joker, with her distinctive lines and livery. The other dawn, Ava M. was returning from a job.  It was sunny and clear, but with all the rain of the previous day, lots of moisture remained in the air. Taken an hour or so later, Eastern […]

Random Tugs 335

Not many Bouchard boats are moving these days;  the 2016 Frederick, 125′ x 38 and 6140 hp, is an exception. I took this just after sunrise for the backlit effect. The 1961 Caitlin Ann stays busy;  her 2400 hp moves the 79′ x 24′ hull and whatever the load is. Note equipment of at least […]

Random Tugs 334

Saving fuel . .  . Foxy3 has Rae alongside and they’re passing a wall of a hull, or is that a hull of a wall…. Coral Coast is usually on a cement barge, but not now . . . . Can you name that tugboat? Let’s do regression, with Foxy3 and Rae approaching that tanker […]