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Random Tugs 290

Nathan G comes toward the Narrows with a max loaded scow. B. Franklin Reinauer heads into the Kills   Hunting Creek heads west and Jacksonville, east.  By the way, what is that blue flag halfway up the mast above? N is for Nicholas Vinik coming by to to assist Genesis Victory with GM 6506 out […]

Random Tugs 289

But first, can you guess the date?  Answer follows. Mackenzie Rose is the newest name for this 2000-built boat, after Vernon C and then Mary Gellatly. Ellen, ex-YTB-793 Piqua, here assists a box boat with a boat on top.   Ex-YTBs can be found in some unusual places. Capt. Brian A. approaches the pilot’s door […]

Random Tugs 288

Stephen Reinauer westbound as the sun heads in the same direction. Mary Turecamo assists an MOL ship into port. Ava M pushes toward the pilot’s door on the side of another container ship. James D heads to the next job amid two container ships in the approaches. Margaret throttles up alongside. James William travels toward […]

Random Tugs 287

It’s hard to believe that this title has come up 286 times before today, but here they all are.  And yet, I’m starting out with a photo of Ellen McAllister, who herself has appeared here hundreds of times, but never quite like this, heading into the  dawn and about to pass an unidentifiable Vane tugboat. […]

Random Tugs 286

All photos here were taken less than an hour after sunrise.  It’s commonly known that the golden hour is the best time for photos.   Mary Turecamo also headed out for morning work, not that this is anything but a 24/7 essential schedule. HMS St Andrews arrives with sunrise on its back. Has the HMS […]

Random Tugs 285

Going through a backlog from “before” in late winter 2020  . . . a boat approached I didn’t recognize the profile of . . . William Brewster . . . 65′ x 22′ and built by Blount in 1983.  And in spite of the livery, it seems she’s a fleetmate of Helen Parker and Ava […]

Random Tugs 284

More low verbal density from a weak wifi signal . . .  in my social media distanced outpost.  But I do wonder about the story here:  Liz Vinik with a barge of small response boats beside Barry Silverton with Fight ALS. HMS Justice has the orange centerline, but still a name with hMS . . . […]

Random Tugs 283

How’s this as an unusual perspective, East Coast coming through the Narrows and under the VZ Bridge, barely visible at top of photo,  with a sugar barge, not sure which one. I believe that’s a Sandy Hook antenna and West Bank Romer Shoal Light off starboard. Kimberly Poling heads into the Kills past Robbins Reef […]

Random Tugs 282

On a recent foggy rainy day, I caught Elk River bunkering (I believe) Maritime Kelly Anne.  That’s certainly an interesting name, although yesterday Endless Summer topped it, arriving from Brasil.  Might there be a string of ships with movie name references out on the oceans? I love how fog narrows the depth of field in […]

Random Tugs 281

Denali arrived in the sixth boro for the first time about three years ago, and I compared her with a fleet mate here. I believe that fleet mate is now scrapped. If you’ve never seen a tug out of the water, here’s a sense of that.  I’ve done other “dry hulls” photos, as you can […]