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Thanks to a Great Lakes Mariner 2

Time gets away from me quite a lot.  Notwithstanding the 50-degree temperatures and bursting blooms, it certainly does not feel like it, we’re several days into spring, and I’d intended this as my last winter’s day post, following up on another post from this Great Lakes mariner . . .  maybe I should say great […]

Thanks to Joseph T

Guess the port?  The tug is Orgullo De Izabal [Pride of Izabal] , built in 2007 by Damen in Gorinchem, NL.  She measures 72′ x 22.’ In the same port was AS Fiorelia, a small container vessel I believe I’ve seen in the sixth boro, just never–so far as I can determine–posted here. Note the […]

Thanks to George Schneider 4

I’ll let George speak here, starting in the Bay area:  “One real treat was University of Alaska’s research vessel Sikuliaq. She’s an NSF vessel, operated by Alaska, but was down here to fill in while the delivery of Sally Ride AGOR-28 was delayed, and perhaps is working for Scripps again. These were the best shots […]

Thanks to George Schneider 3

George sends me lots of photos of ports I’ve not yet visited, and they’re convincing me to expand my horizons and see some new places. More on that later. Let’s start in San Diego with Bernardine C, aka Bernie, a unique push boat that Curtin Marine built at their own facility in Long Beach, and […]

Thanks to Skip Mildrum

You have to be in the right place at the right time to get radiant photos like these, and what better place to witness the colors in sky and on water than from a boat. Newark Bay with its calm waters and its sculptural industry . . .  I don’t mean to get carried away […]

Thanks to a Great Lakes Mariner

A friend who works on the Great Lakes sent me these next two photos recently.  When I saw Anglian Lady in the foreground, my first thought was that I’d seen her myself but she looked somehow different.  More on that later. Anglian Lady was Thornycraft built and launched in Southampton UK as Hamtun, a 132′ […]

Thanks to Jed 10

Many thanks to John Jedrlinic for sending along these photos, and thereby piquing my interest in the Kiel Canal.  At just over 60 miles with draft of 31′ and airdraft of 131′, it strikes me as a model of what could have been with the almost equally-long Delaware and Raritan (D&R) Canal.  The Kiel Canal […]

Thanks to Former Crews of Grouper

Languishing along the Erie Canal, now in the dry dock adjacent to E-28A, is tugboat Grouper.  As she continues in limbo, folks far from the Erie Canal remember her, recall family experiences long ago, not thinking of her as Grouper at all, but rather . . .  Green Bay. Here she assists passenger steamer SS […]

Thanks to Stewart Gibson

Stewart calls this “museum tugs of the Great Lakes.” “We start in Lake Superior, specifically Two Harbors, with  Edna G., built in 1896 and assisted freighters for 80 years.  [You can find previous appearances of this tug on this blog here. ] Next we go to Sturgeon Bay with  John Purves. She was built in […]

Thanks to Tony Acabono 31

To follow up on my “inconsistent post-entitling” comment from yesterday, this could be Tony A 31, at least, given all his previous contributions here under a variety of noms de keyboard. For starters, here’s another closeup of Highland Eagle. Last summer the boat was contracted to survey an area near the Straits of Mackinac for […]