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2020 Calendar March

Here’s the photo I considered using on the March calendar page and taken about five seconds before the one I did use.  On March 9, 2019 at 0726 . . . I love the light here, but the tug seemed too small to be the subject on a calendar page.  I do love the purple […]

Exotics 13

Have a look at this vessel, possibly calling in the sixth boro for the first time ever.   Any ideas? Guesses as to the location of Leith?  Click here to find out.   Kommandor Iona is a research vessel operated by Hays Ships. These days it seems the submarine terrain of the New York Bight […]

Whatzit 45

I took these photos this morning in North Cove, the same place I took photos of a youthful Brigitte Bardot about six weeks ago here. If you saw Brigitte Bardot, you’ve at least a sense of what this could be, but I’ll leave any identification in suspension until the end of the post.  I wish […]

Other Peoples Photos 73

Apologies for sitting on these photos fo so long, but today’s the day to put them up.  The previous 72 can be found here. From Mage, long-time reader and commenter . . ..  the sailing vessel below is proclaimed as the “world’s oldest active sailing ship.”  I’d go along with that, since I can’t name […]

Government Boats 50

Here are some previous ones. I caught TS Kennedy anchored in Stapleton yesterday, and soon thereafter she heaved up anchor and headed for sea . . . for home. Meanwhile, FS Primauguet, allegedly from Reykjavik, arrived, maybe to check on the current status of this monumental French gift to the people of the US. This […]

Government Boats 47

I missed the sixth boro fleet week this year, so here’s my compensatory post. A French FREMM visited the port a few years ago, and here’s the first Italian one I’ve seen, built by Fincantieri.  FREMM . . . well for the French frigate it would expand to Frégate européenne multi-mission.  The Italians would call […]

Something Different 35

What is the possible identity of the Moran tug below?  We really don’t know. The source is Xtian Herrou, a regular tugster reader and commenter.  He writes:  “Seen yesterday during a local model expo at Crozon  in Brittany, France.  The tug is very small (scale 1/400) and there is not really a name, just white […]

Through the Drydock

Jonathan C Moran has appeared here plenty of times afloat, and once in dry dock as seen from her stern. The size and depth of her hull can be better appreciated, I believe, when seeing her from the bow, with workers showing scale. Then I was especially fortunate to have her siblings–maybe James D. here–pass […]

More Fishing Tugs 5

From off the bowl this seemed a run-of-the-mill fishtug-into-yacht project.  Gloria.  As a product of Burger in Manitowoc from 1945, I’m gathering its builders and first owners may have seen some submarines around there. And as of late August 2017, it was for sale, and I did not call the number. It’s sweet, and surely […]

Government Boats 44

I’ll identify this one in a bit, but try guessing?  Here’s the helm and the engine room.  It was re powered in 1952–3 and has proven its value in both fire and ice. While you ponder that–if you so choose–check out these related vessels.  I’m not sure the one below has a name. Curtis Randolph‘s […]