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About That Warranty

Wait . . . my phone is ringing.  To answer or not . . . THIS YM Warranty has become a regular at GCT on the Bayonne shoreline of the sixth boro. Gregg tended the portside line as she came in the other day.  I forget if she was inbound from Colon PA or Cartagena […]

Wisconsin, Louisiana, and NYC’s Sixth Boro

Not a frequent visitor to the sixth boro, it’s Barbara Carol Ann Moran . . .  with barge Louisiana built in Sturgeon Bay WI and launched a few years ago, heading for GOM via the St Lawrence. And I see it here on Thanksgiving Day.   I hope the galley of BCA Moran smells great […]

People on the Boro 27

Essential workers spend the holidays at the job site.  They always have.   Here‘s a list of types of essential workers, note that this crewman needs to catch up on sleep. I’ll let you read the faces and body language, but I’d say they’re catching up on news since they have a signal on their […]

Thankful Happy Giving

Whether you’re already on Happy River or just bearing down on (into) it, literally or just figuratively, we all have things to be happy, to be thankful, about.  Hope you feel them, and help others feel theirs. Happy thanksgiving from the tugster blog.  And thanks for continuing to read the blog, comment, and even send […]

Retro Sixth Boro 43

I hope you enjoy looking back 10 years as much as I do, although some might say I live in the past a little too much.  Here’s some dense traffic, l to r, Twisted Sisters, Lucinda Smith, Maurania III, and Petrozavosk.  Up in Lyons NY at the drydock, Governor Roosevelt shows her deep 8′ 6″ […]

Retro Sixth Boro (and Beyond) 31

I took this photo in Waterford eastern terminus of the Erie Canal on November 1, 2010, and the canal had not yet closed.  I had just returned from part of a transit, and we had met lots of boats.  Although we had been bound for the Great Lakes, most, like the intriguing Baidarka, was bound […]

Something Different 30

From this blog and blogger to you and yours . . . Happy Thanksgiving, today and everyday. As if it’s possible to say anything new, I am thankful that so any of you read this blog and communicate back by some means.  I am also thankful that I have the health and opportunity to get […]

Black Friday 2018

From a distance, all these might appear black.  But closer up . . . a lot more detail crowds out the color. Textures, labels, abrasions, assemblages and imprints . . . and lights, I just am tired of hearing about black Friday. How about black Tuesday, Thursday, hole, magic, tie, gold, list, box, market . […]

Exotics 7

Elsbeth III appeared in the Lower Bay on AIS Thanksgiving Day morning, and no matter the temperatures, I headed out to the surest intercept for photos. It turns out she’s not the boat I’d seen here over two years ago, delivering 20 barges all at once . . .  but the fleet sisters surely look […]

Thanks to George Schneider 1

George sent me these photos months ago, and I apologize for leaving them in storage for so long. But since I have a lull in traveling, these photos need to come out now, starting with Deschenes, about which I’ll have more to say at the end of this post.  This photo was taken in the […]