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Sarah D 3

Two sets of photos, taken three weeks apart exactly, seem a good way to bookmark the 5000 miles I drove during two-thirds of September.  Yesterday I caught these sights of Sarah D earning her keep and that of her people in the sixth boro industrial setting she’s comfortable in. Back three weeks before, she was […]

Caitlin and Prometheus’ Cargo

Let me interrupt my “out of the bayou” aka “regular programming” posts to a) announce my return to the sixth boro and b) update you on some exciting cargo that arrived in the sixth boro earlier this week.  For the first 4 photos, I’m grateful to Benjamin Moll, since I had not yet returned here […]

Assists 12

Quick . .  name those two tugs and barge? Here’s that same barge, and the previously obscured third tug, Pegasus. Is it possible that this is the first time I post photos of the 2015 Leigh Ann Moran?  My blog index tells me it is. A double assist gets her gently into the IMTT dock, […]

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 […]

Random Tugs 339

“Random Tugs 001” I posted in October 2007, 14 years ago.  The motivation for such a post then, as now, comes from the observation that what passes you by, either on the water, the roadway, or even the sidewalk or hallway, is often just random.  It’s foolish to look for meaning or significance where there […]

Random Tugs 354

The sixth boro offers many vistas.  Enjoy a few, starting with Sarah D towing a deeply loaded scow past Bay Ridge.  At sunrise, Atlantic Salvor and Patrice McAllister head in the same direction for different tasks past Stapleton Heights. Jonathan C works shipside on the ConHook range in the sixth boro Julie Anne heads north […]

People on the Boro 30

Spring, for a few more weeks, means it’s no longer winter.  Warmer temperatures bring mariners out, to clean glass, to plan the docking procedure, to flake out the lines, to retireve the boom . . . although these boom guys have to be out all year round, as do all the crew above. Spring temperatures […]

Random Tugs 301

We’re past the big 300 and on our way to the 400, maybe.   Nine tugboats appear in this post.  Can you arrange them greatest to least in horsepower?  Longest to shortest?  To make it easier, you can rank them in top group of three to bottom group. Ruby M eastbound one early morning,   […]

USS Slater 2020 Shipyard Trip b

The whole trip, dock to dock, lasted almost exactly 24 hours, although given some delays, it could have been a few hours shorter.  Call this post “day and night,” or more accurately, “day, night, and day.” Here was part a. Let’s start some hours later on day 1.  Most river traffic does not draw spectators […]

Sarah D 2

Here was the first post of this title. Yesterday was cold but also windy, and this allowed me to see Sarah D in a role I’ve not posted previously for this boat, although she’s no doubt specialized in the assist role earlier in her career. Above she approaches the dock on the port side.   […]