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Thanks to Kyle Stubbs D

Recently I posted photos from my first time seeing Cape Henry relatively closeup. I knew it was one of an order of several, so imagine how happy I was to learn that Kyle Stubbs had gotten photos of possibly two others last summer down south. First, it’s Cape Lookout, near the shipyard and ready for […]

Thanks to Kyle Stubbs c

Kyle’s words:  “Collecting postcards, mainly of shipping, is … one of my hobbies. I came across recently showing a parade of vessels with many more in the background, apparently in New York harbor. While most are distant, the closest tug is closest enough to see that it is under Lehigh Valley operation, however the name is […]

Thanks to Kyle Stubbs b

Here are some more Harley tugs, thanks to Kyle, who sent along all the photos AND text for this post also. “MILLENNIUM FALCON built by  the Marine Construction & Design Co (MARCO) at Seattle, at used for long-haul fuel barge tows on the Pacific coast. OLYMPIC SCOUT was built in 1976 in-house for Pacific Towboat […]

Thank to Kyle Stubbs a

Here’s a photo taken from Pegasus in July 2012, showing the entire Harley fleet in New York that night.  HMS Justice has been around since also, although I’ve not seen her in a while. Kyle Stubbs recently sent along a set of Harley photos, which are divided into two groups here.  Take it away, Kyle. […]

More Capes

Naming vessels after capes is entirely understandable, given their labeling and navigational importance.  This post follows up on one thanks to Kyle Stubbs from a few months back featuring photos he took in Mississippi, not this one more recently with photos from Mike Abegg taken near the Brooklyn shipyard. Serendipity brought this following set together, […]

Really Random Tugs 44

First, from Kyle Stubbs, three Vane tugs  (Elizabeth Anne, Hudson, and Delaware alongside DoubleSkin 501) which would not be that unusual on this blog, except he took the photo in Seattle over by Terminal 5.  Click here for previous photos from Kyle. Leaping south to the Mexican port of Manzanillo–north of Lazaro Cardenas–it’s VB Yucatan, […]

New Harleys and Older

Wrangell, Alaska is almost 7000 sea miles from New York. Harley does have a number of fleets, but the Olympic fleet seems to have arrived in the sixth boro this month.   Ernest Campbell (1969) is one of several tugs that have retained the last name of the previous owner. C. F. Campbell (1975) is another. The […]

From the Line Locker 20

I took the photo below–near my neighborhood in Queens– March 21, 2015, exactly a year ago. I took this photo this past weekend.  Question:  Where on Long Island is this light located?  Answer follows.  Be careful . ..  it’s a trick question. Actually, here’s a clue.  And I don’t mean to be ornery . . . […]

1937 Sardiner

The top three photos in this post come thanks to Kyle Stubbs, who has contributed photos here before, not to mention many photos on uglyships, which is how we first met.   He’s not Seabart. I’ll tell you more about this fishing boat in a bit, but that mud says it has been below the surface […]

1906 Fireboat

If you’re wondering why December has brought a run on dates, i.e., years and numbers as part of titles, it’s classic and/or antique boat month. Sarah Elizabeth Banks, below, began life in the UK as SS Fire King.  In fact, it had a mate, SS Fire Queen, now long scrapped.  Today, it’s a yacht owned by […]