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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.   […]

Sarah D

Sarah D passes the Con Hook range markers while leaving the Kills the other day. Subjective only, I find Sarah D, ex-Helen D. Coppedge–a very attractive boat. I was pleased to get these photos with Newark NJ and the occupants of Bayonne Dry dock in the background. All photos by Will Van Dorp. Unrelated to […]

Narrows Encounter 2

It’s been nearly a decade since I last used this title and alluded to that big encounter . . . leading to the settlement of the Hudson River. Looking at the photos I took yesterday morning, it did seem like an encounter as well, one of the type unique to summer.  QM2 had just come […]

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. […]

Random Tugs 249

The blog is called tugster, and not tatter, taster, tagster or truckster, as much fun as those digressions may be, being able to be a bit obsessively focused, this is the 249th installment!   If you add in the non-random tug posts, it’s even more than 249. W. O. Decker, the only wooden-hulled tug in […]

Nathan G

Here’s a first timer in this livery and in an unusual location . . . on the wall at Battery Park, with the Colgate clock in the background. Nathan G (1977) no doubt has docked here before, back as part of the McAllister fleet from 1989 until about two years ago. With WTC1 background above […]

Pegasus, Lincoln Sea, and DBL 140

As I mentioned before, the other morning brought clear bright light, along with the biting temperatures and wind. Given windy conditions, assistance was everywhere. I forgot to check where Lincoln Sea was arriving from, but she was headed for IMTT.  Alongside DBL 140 was Pegasus. Sharp morning light makes for crisp shadows.     As […]

Random Tugs 216

A week ago or so I did a post called Sarah D moving light;  in the next two photos she has a scow that appears light.   Earlier this year, I caught her at the Narrows at dawn headed for Queens.   Just a little earlier, Jane A. Bouchard heads down bound with B. No. […]

Thanks to George Schneider 1

George sent me these photos months ago, and I apologize for leaving them in storage for so long. But since I have a lull in traveling, these photos need to come out now, starting with Deschenes, about which I’ll have more to say at the end of this post.  This photo was taken in the […]

Narrows Dawn 2

It’s been a while since I used this title.  I went there yesterday morning to have a long walk but beat the impending heat.  Besides, a setting moon over Staten Island beckoned, and I had to be up early anyhow to milk the cows . . .. Well, that was a kink in the time […]