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Albert Gayer Mystery Tug

I have lots more Gayer Barge Canal tugboat photos coming, but this set of photos had me puzzled until just now. I’d seen the Merritt-Chapman & Scott crane barges Charleston and Concord with a tugboat in between.  Focussing on trying to identify the tugboat as well as the location on the Barge Canal blinded me […]

Retro Sixth Boro 50 A

June 2012 was pivotal for me.  A photo sent along by a friend alerted me to Canal commerce–Canadian corn– entering the US at Oswego, a place I knew something of from my youth.  If that was a spark, then the breeze that fanned it was an invitation to do my trial article for Professional Mariner […]

Creek: Rondout 3

Today’s a good day to complete my Rondout Creek post, begun here. Three bridges up the Creek leads you to Feeney’s Shipyard, a quite busy place.  Last Saturday when I was there, two Vane Brothers boats and Johannsen Girls–the shipyard tug I believe–were docked.   Click here for a photo of the Girls nine years […]

Creek: Rondout 2

I’m skipping over many miles of my road;  although I took photos, they would fit into a blog about watersheds and Poison Sea-to-Palatine history–which I haven’t created–more than here. Here was the first installment . . . almost a decade ago, September 2009.  Of course, the Rondout has figured in many blog posts listed here. […]

RetroJune 2017-21

The Hudson treats the traveler with magical sights like these.  The castle atop the lush riverbank is still there, but that tug–Viking–is no more.  I’m not sure the disposition of DBL 134. One morning soon after sunrise that summer 2017 I followed Delaware a ways up the Hudson before overtaking her. Ernest Campbell had started […]

RetroJune 2012-16

It’s hard settling back into the blog after being in steamy alligatorland for most of the month, and didn’t even expect to be suddenly back.  So my solution, the ether in my air intake, so to speak, is to just somewhat randomly choose and post photos I took in Junes from 2012 through 2016. Starting […]

Canal Tug Project F

Many thanks to all who commented on the “mystery tug” post and identified it as Callanan No. 1.  See the comments for much more info on the tug.  William Lafferty sends along this photo of the tug and its crew.  I count seven crew.  Also, that looks like a jackstaff on the bow to judge […]

Random Tugs 320

A new tug in town . . .  Osprey?  Built in 1961, she’s a sibling of Kodi.  Photo thanks to Tony A. B & B . . .  it’s Brendan Turecamo in the distance and Bruce A McAllister.  It turns out they are not clones:  Brendan is a year newer, and Bruce A. is few […]

Pilot Boat No. 1 August 2020 Update

Today will be a two-post day.  Here’s the first one, and it follows on this May update.  These photos come thanks to Kevin Oldenburg.  The next post will come in an hour. She was headed up to Feeney’s Shipyard in the Rondout for a continuation of the conversion from oil spill response vessel to pilot […]

Retro Sixth Boro 22

Happy 2020, so let’s go a decade back, and see a selection of photos from January 2010. Ross Sea escorts Rebel eastbound past Atlantic Leo in the KVK. Lucy Reinauer, bathed in morning light, approaches Howland Hook in the AK. Miss Gill and Lucky D head for the smaller Bayonne Bridge and Goethals Bridge, off […]