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Tugster Post 1000

It’s official:  999 posts have preceded this one.  I have had a blast.  More important, I have met such a rich array of subjects, readers and commenters that I feel blessed.  Some of you I already knew before tugster . . .  I have gotten to know you better and differently:  I feel enriched in […]

1000+ Days Ago

Note:  If you haven’t read “my” long comment to yesterday’s ‘SterCrazy 3 post, I added much more info from Robin Denny about the Bug roadster there. March 23, 2017.    So how many folks are standing at a high point of the Evergreen ship? Two?  Six?  More?   It was something of an optical illusion, because […]

Cranes: Chesapeake 1000

Note about ongoing voting below.  Also, previous “cranes” posts can be found here. I’ve long included photos of Chesapeake 1000 but never devoted a post to it.  These posts here and here from seven years ago are my favorites, largely because my camera and I just happened onto the lift while prowling at night, not […]

Tugster Post 4000

Here were previous milestones at post 1000, the four-year mark, and the one decade anniversary.  A few weeks ago when I noticed on my dashboard that I was approaching my 4000th post a week or so after the actual beginning of the 13th year mark, I knew this post was necessary. 4000!!  It can be […]

Tugster Post 3287

Fire off the free foton fireworks! For 3286 times before today I’ve posted since November 26, 2006.  My very first post was here.  In the big scheme of things, 10 years is a short time, yet I have seen a fair amount of change in my beat–the sixth boro–in that time, particularly shore features, bridges, […]

Tugster Post 1280

The last milestone was the 1000, but this one, post 1280, goes up exactly four years (well, I’m three days late, actually)  after my first ever post.  Since then, I’ve spent countless hours of free time educating and entertaining myself,   touring other folk through the sixth boro, interacting with passersby in ports wherever they […]

OPP 90 Followup: Skyray

This follows on yesterday’s post, using Lew’s photos taken on the Connecticut River.  Shawn Miller brought it up the North River for the airplane’s reunion with Intrepid.  All that greenery forms the base of Stevens Institute of Technology.    For more on the aircraft, click here.    A truck-mounted crane was ready on the pier […]

Grouper et al. Auction Update

I suppose if you are bidding, you might not like this post.  As of this posting and with one week left for the auction, the high bid on 1912 74′ x 19′ x 12′ draft Grouper is $145.  Period.  That’s not $145k;  it’s as much money as you might be carrying in your wallet right […]

Retro Sixth Boro 38 B

In case you’re new to this blog,”retro” means I’m looking back to my photo archives exactly 10 years to June 2011.  The “38” here means this is the thirty-eighth month I’ve done this.  It’s a fresh look at June 2011 photos, in some cases informed by whatever the past 10 years has wrought. Bridge Builder […]

Random Ships 89

I’ve done dense traffic posts, and actually this is one. The 3-mile strait can get quite busy.   Petroleum and all other goods, manufactured and raw, transit. Key word here is busy.   Sometimes large vessels seem to be on a collision course, but that’s just trompe-l’œil …. Yesterday, at one point it was unusually […]