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Random Tugs 379

Janet D, product of 2015, comes in a 67′ x 26′.   Ellen McAllister, the oldest here launched in 1967, measures 102′ x 29′. Marjorie B McAllister, from 1974, is bigger than I imagined . . .   112′ x 30′. The two McAllister tugs were heading to assist tanker Sakura Belle, 26960 dwt contained within […]

Random Tugs 378

Let’s jump back to the present . . .  and Doris Moran, both light and moving containers across the harbor to the other container port back fields. If I count right, that’s 160 containers not on chassis pulled by trucks on the BQE, SIE, or other such clogged arteries. Brinn Courtney is moving a scow, […]

Random Tugs 377

Other than ice water or a cold shower on a hot day, what’s more refreshing than than looking at some tugboat photos taken at dawn? Can’t you just feel the cool morning air?  In winter, we might bemoan the temperatures  usually lowest at sunrise;  in high summer, it’s the most peaceful and comfortable time.  Let’s […]

Random Tugs 376

I am way out of the boro again and hoping to leave the bayous in the desired fashion.  So yes, the robots are back on the button, sticks, and levers.  The robots seem to love posts like this, random collections of mostly tugboat traffic, like Ava escorting MSC Christiana out of the port, while Timothy […]

Random Tugs 375

Random and quick for now .  . . the 2015 Janet D makes her way across the Bay.   The 1974 Marjorie B. McAllister  moves its car float float from NJ to NY.   The 1996 Martin Explorer and her barge has been in town at least once before here a little over a half […]

Random Tugs 374

All these tugboats have a common design feature.  I’ll let you figure it out.  Eastern Dawn pushed a load of scrap westbound in the Kills. James William showed off her bow as she traveled light toward the Upper Bay.   Ditto Buchanan 12, usually confined to pushing up and down the Hudson with a train […]

Random Tugs 373

Kimberly Poling and barge lie alongside Maritime Gracious for lightering.   Eastern Dawn, here pushing a mini barge, continues to work in the sixth boro, with a base over alongside the dormant Evening Tide.  Bruce A. travels west in the East River after a job over near Throg’s Neck. I love the “whitewater” on the […]

Random Tugs 372

Dana Alexa is another seldom seen tugboat in the sixth boro of NYC; although painted DonJon blue, she’s now a Breakwater Marine boat, I believe. It was good to see the 1958 54′ boat with a barge of what appears to be sheet piling. William F. Fallon Jr. has appeared here several times recently. Robert […]

Random Tugs 371

Adeline Marie was at anchor off the Coney Island Light. Douglas J and a dump scow were shuttling to and from HARS.   Mary Emma was arriving from sea.   Joyce Brown passed a big unstuck green ship,   Stuff is always happening, and all photos, WVD.

Random Tugs 371

Dace lighters STI Excel.   Neptune comes into town again. Buchanan 12 makes a rare appearance light, but everyone needs to refuel periodically. Janet D follows Seeley into the Kills. How a bout a four’fer . . .   counter:  Marjorie, Kristin Poling, Nicholas, and Jordan Rose. Sea Lion heads eastbound. B. Franklin travels west, […]