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Thanks to Great Lakes Mariner 3

Well . . . a couple of Great Lakes mariners who prefer to remain nameless . . . but let’s start with a photo of Joel B from a few years ago.  She’s quite the attractive boat! Thanks so much to a GL Mariner for responding to Saturday’s post by sending another of that boat […]

Random Tugs Along the St. Lawrence 1

Enjoy three views of Ocean Echo II with different contexts:  the Iroquois Dam, a scenic late summer meadow, and the Iroquois lock itself.  Click here for pics dating from the dam and lock construction. A  lot of Ocean Group tugs are included here, but Ocean Cormoran is not . . . Although blue-hulled, VM/S St. […]

Retro 2012 Waterford Tugboat Roundup

The 2010 post had a photo from 2009, so let me start this one with one from 2010.  This photo made the cover of a NYS Restoration publication devoted to boats, but I lent my copy to someone and it’s never returned.  If you know the publication, please let me know. OK, let’s see one […]

Other Peoples Photos 65

Thanks to Jeff, who caught Lucy H moving an oversize cargo through a sylvan stretch of Canal.  Recently Lucy H brought Ward’s Island across more than half the Erie Canal. Thanks to Maureen, who caught these shots of two tugboats moving a Celebrity ship through the busy harbor of Venezia.  Here, here, and here are […]

Océan Blue 4

When I first spotted this, I didn’t quite know what was happening.   Cold as it was, I’d put on enough layers to wait. I’d call it path creating, not path finding, Ocean Yvan Desgagnes opening the ice for Le Phil D,  a 1961 Russel Brothers Ltd. vessel.   All photos by Will Van Dorp.  

Really Random Tugs 33 and More

I’m trying to catch up with the photos you all have been good enough to share on tugster.  The first five here come from some salts up on the Caloosahatchee Canal in Florida.  John Parrish was westbound here, but a week later it showed up in the sixth boro, and by publication of this post, it’s […]

Second Lives 12

Here was 11 about an honest Navy tug turned narco-mothership, possibly, and wondering where she now may be. I owe this post to tugboathunter, who caught not only a major typo in yesterday’s post but also presented me a key to understanding an unusual looking trawler called Nomada.  I’ll be direct . . . two, three, […]