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Thanks to Paul Strubeck 4

Here are previous posts in this series, and here’s probably the most dramatic set of photos ever from Paul, taken January seven years ago. Below, that’s the view of the mouth of the Rondout . . . . and the light at the end of the north breakwater, which looks so beautiful here. Here’s a view along […]

Thanks to Paul Strubeck 3

Here are previous posts with photos by Paul, who decks on Cornell,  which does most of its work on the Hudson.  Deborah Quinn (1957) has been here several times, the first here. Here’s old and new side by side in Red Hook Erie Basin, Scotty Sky and Chandra B. And some old boats together, Spooky, Pilot, […]

Thanks to Paul Strubeck 2

Many thanks to Paul for this aerial photo, said to show tugboats idled by the strike that lasted the first half of the February 1946. Here’s the verso of the photo, in the case you read Spanish. For more context of 1946 NYC, click here for a set of Todd Webb  photos.  If you have […]

Thanks to Paul Strubeck

I’m not going to count, but there must be dozens of posts here with photos from or some mention of Paul Strubeck.  Here I’m pleased to dedicate a whole post to him in part because these photos make me see the sixth boro with new eyes.  Enjoy.  Cornell . . . by foggy night and […]

Thanks to Barrel 9

If I read the nameplate right, this is the number Uno!  According to barrel, it was built by the Corps Design Center.  Was that then in Neponset MA at the Lawley yard?   See June 1943.  Anyone know the details of its loss? DPC 66 was built in Decatur AL, and later was briefly a Pauline L. […]

Thanks to Barrel 2

Alpha is the caption on the photo, but there’s no 1928 boat by that name on this list.  Might it also have been called Captain Eric Bergland? Convoy is one of the four sisters delivered by Leathem Smith in Wisconsin in the spring of 1941. I love the coil on the hawser rack.   I posted […]

Thanks to Harold 1

One of my favorite writers from West Africa compares elders with libraries, how the accumulated experiences of our lives get transformed into living, breathing archives.  Because, for me, Harold Tartell is one such person (though in no way elderly) , I’ve decided to devote a few posts to him.  And he gave me permission to […]

Ice 7

Twin Cities tug North Carolina (1952)  breaking ice.  Next two photo thanks to Paul Scinocca on FB.    As I said yesterday, fresh water reacts differenttly than salt water to extreme temperatures. American Mariner in Twin Cities Ports (Duluth MN and Superior WI)  harbor on what has to be the last run of the season.  Thanks […]

Gone!

This is the third of three digressions before getting on with the account of my trip west. The saga of SS Binghamton started in 1904, and I last saw it from land on January 6, 2017, when demolition was said to have started.  Demolition had started but defined as “asbestos abatement” by the alien looking […]

Random Tugs 169

Time to recapitulate the “go west” journey and post the many photos of tugboats I’ve omitted . . . . Passing Senesco, we saw Buckley McAllister approaching us;  I photographed the boat as someone there photographed us.  I’m not sure which Reinauer tug that is in the background. In the East river the next morning, we […]