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Sarah Dann and 38

Excuse the duplication here, but since this was a long voyage, I’ll repeat some of the early shots and add new ones farther down the page.  A Great Lakes mariner took this is Manitowoc on May 29.  Jeremy Whitman got these as the tow left Manitowoc on May 30.   Jake Van Reenen got this […]

Sarah Dann and her Tubular Load

Sarah Dann left the sixth boro the other day with this deckload on CBC Savannah. Some questions I had were  . . . what and where to? Inquiring ducks wanted to know, and yes, this is the opposite scenario of “little loquacious birdie.”   Modular structure for a refinery perhaps?  As of this posting, she’s […]

Random Tugs 338

To highlight the variety, this post will focus on size, horsepower, and age. Matthew Tibbetts, 1969, 92′ x 27′, 2000 hp.  All numbers rounded up if  .5 or more. Brendan Turecamo, 1975, 107′ x 32′, 3900. Crystal Cutler, 2010, 67′ x 26′, 1500. Bruce A. McAllister, 1974, 112′ x 30′, 4000. C.F. Campbell, 1975, 100′ […]

Other Peoples Photos 86

Click here for the previous 85 posts with this title.  Lead photos today come from former owner of this push boat in West Burlington, Iowa. The vessel, then known as Izona, has since traveled the Interstates and two-lanes to Highlands, NJ, towed by the much-loved Peterbilt of John Zook, of Lewisburg, PA. Maybe you saw […]

More Tubular

But first . . . polling is still OPEN for photos for the 2020 calendar pages, but in the interest of completing tasks in a timely fashion, I’ve decided that if I received zero votes by Sunday, December 15, I’ll declare it closed.  Additional nominations for the December page can also still be offered until […]

Llama Donna and her Tubular Load

. . . Lama Don A . . . ?  well, of course it’s La Madonna, but when I heard the on the VHF, my first thought was what I put as title. She’s part of the LA International fleet and following in the wake of Sarah Dann, delivering more modules for the Shell ethane […]

Random Tugs 111

Robert E. McAllister has quickly become my favorite tugboat in the sixth boro.  I know how fickle that sounds . . .  But here, muscling Victorious Ace around under cover of darkness, Robert E. is incomparable. Of course, Margaret Moran nudging in Carnival Glory is no slouch either. As many in the sleeping city have […]

Random Tugs 77

If I haven’t not yet mentioned/heaped praise on tugboatinformation.com, the site started by Birk Thomas (see last foto) and now co-administered by him and Harold E. Tartell, I am truly remiss.  Now that they have begun creating this capacious database, I don’t have to replicate some of their info.  So how about some fotos from the […]

Random Traffic End August 2011

A lot has happened here in 10 days, although the fotos here reveal none of it.  The sixth boro has its way of obscuring change, seasonal or otherwise.  I know folks within 10 miles of this waterway who have no power yet and who have tossed to curb-side trash picker-uppers most of their water-befouled furniture, […]

Sixth Boro Traffic 1

The amazing diversity of traffic on the boro all year round thrills me, like feather-light kayaks gliding past dredgers sucking alluvial ooze from the floor, one human powered craft yielding to OOCL Verrazano Bridge 4738-teu vessel with almost 60,000 (59764.08…) horsepower, more kayaks posing with Lucky D and different sullage scooping equipment before heading north […]