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Weather 13

Melville explains Ishmael’s signing onto the whaling ship as related to that damp, drizzly November in [Ishmael’s] soul, but this series shows that a windy, dark October can trigger running away too.  I’m thrilled that today’s forecast calls for sunshine, and some reason for optimism.  Here are previous weather posts. A few days ago we […]

CB 2019 F

As a reminder, CB here expands to Chicago-bound, our journey. Dean Marine and Excavating are continuing work on the breakwaters in Oswego. Madison R stands by as the barge is loaded with boulders brought in by train. The ubiquitous Rebecca Ann waits along the wall in preparation to head for the Welland Canal.     […]

CB 2019 D

This post picks up at Illion marina, where Gradall #2 and a scow and Governor Roosevelt   worked.   A scow and a self-propelled scow waited on the dock while tug Seneca received attentions. A fishing kayaker demonstrated multi-multi-tasking skills. Rebecca Ann waited at the dock.  Madison R assisted with breakwater work. All photos by […]

CB 2019 B

CB is obviously “Chicago bound.” Neither Thomas D. Witte nor Clearwater here off Mount Beacon is that, but we were. Meagan Ann headed south with used and abused cars on SMM 157 for the start of their last trip. James William pushed several loads of building materials southbound. Rebecca Ann turned around for her next trip. […]

Random Tugs 265

A few weeks ago I posted photos erroneously identified as Dorothy J, even though plain as day Robert IV was on the bow.   That’s called distraction.  But the photo below, plain as day, is Dorothy J.  Here was Dorothy J on a foggy morning upriver almost two years ago. Plain as day again . . […]

Along the Canal E28A

Rebecca Ann, shown here just above E28A,  has served as Donjon’s Erie Canal tug recently. Nearby is Witte 1407, which she delivered, and [Daniel] Joncaire, formerly of the Niagara River.   My question was . . . what will this “reef run” on the Canal pick up for the reef?  Here’s the background on this reef […]

Random Tugs 262

Sarah D makes for Global Terminal, Helen Laraway passes an inbound container vessel, Ava M. guides a ULCV in beside a cruise ship, Rebecca Ann moves a light scrap barge, Capt. Brian A. tails a box ship into her berth, Genesis Glory passes GM 11105, Eric McAllister assists a tanker into its berth, Rhea I. […]

Transiting the Oswego Canal

Bright and early, Kithy P passes Grande Mariner and enters lock O8. We followed Kithy P later, and departing lock O5, we met Rebecca Ann, who would enter the lock we had just vacated. (Note:  as of today, Rebecca Ann is transiting the Welland Canal on the return trip to the sixth boro.) On our way […]

Canal Reef Express 2

See a statement at the end of this post. The next vessel headed for the reef is Reliable of Utica, once a twin of Syracuse of Syracuse, which has been featured here in many previous posts. Fred of tug44 has also gotten some photos I have not. For years–I’d estimate about two decades–Reliable has languished […]

Canal Reef Express 1

By now, many of you have read about the governor’s April 17 decision to use “33 barges of Tappan Zee Bridge recycled materials and 30 vessels” to build reefs at six locations north and south of Long Island.    Well, an expeditious eight days later, the first two vessels were already on the Hudson headed […]