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Here was a previous series called “landmarks.”
Houma at the 5.
Brooklyn passing Robbins Light, with the tallest Queens building in the background and the newest hill on Governors Island–snow-covered–in between.
James Turecamo passing the 3.
Dace Reinauer . . . the 30.
The current Dean Reinauer . . . south of Robbins. Click here and scroll for the previous Dean.
Bering Sea with DBL 29, sans watermarks.
Ditto Maryland. Here are some photos of Maryland 2008 and earlier.
Also . . . with landmarks, Mediterranean Sea . . . compare her here in a photo taken almost exactly three years ago.
Evelyn Cutler at the KV buoy pushing Edwin A. Poling.
And Pelham with my favorite bridge. Does anyone know what the rectangular structure off Pelham‘s stern is?
As the last photo for today, without watermarks or landmarks, where is Peter G. Turecamo? For some of you this will be easy. I didn’t initially know. Answer soon.
The photo of Peter G. Turecamo comes from Dirk van der Doe. All others by Will Van Dorp.
So yesterday was of course a day for a little . . . Aprilscherz or poisson d’avril . . ., but now I am serious. What you see below transports garbage, which might not impress you–but that unit towed by a single tug replaces 48 trucks between Queens and Staten Island. Spaced for safe driving, that would mean about a mile of highway congested by that garbage alone. Many thanks to Jonathan Steinman for the photo, which he took yesterday afternoon about 4 pm yesterday.
Piecing the whole system together–I hope correctly–here’s a photo I took of Happy Delta in Bayonne less than two weeks after Sandy roared through.
Here’s another shot taken the same day, showing Happy Delta arriving with its cargo, the blue Kunz cranes marked NYC Sanitation, WTC1 serving as the time stamp.
Here’s a close-up I took yesterday about an hour and a half before Jonathan took his. Here’s the story, six of these barges were built by Senesco and completed last summer. Here’s the story in print about the time the order was placed. Each barge carries 48 sealed garbage containers. The barge is light here, heading for an eastbound passage on the East River.
Compare the freeboard above to that in the next two photos, which Jonathan took half a week ago, as the tug and barge headed westbound–and south–on the East River.
Another four feet or so deeper in the water. That’s a load of garbage that’s not making potholes and stressing the BQE and other roads.
And where’s it coming from with empties? Here’s the answer in a recent SIlive version of the Advance. I haven’t gotten over to the south side of the Goethals Bridge yet to confirm what I think is there . . . those blue Kunz cranes. Anybody confirm this? Am I way off?
I took this photo as Captain D–a single 41-year-old tug–towed the 48 empty containers out of the Kills yesterday.
So if you needed another reason to love tugboats . . .
If you think “untruckster” doesn’t work as a name for this transportation system, con side the history of the word “dumpster,” here.
Many thanks to Jonathan for his photos from the East River. Any photos he didn’t take . . . came from Will Van Dorp.
Santa Marta harbor . . . sees HR Recommendation arriving in port, from Houston, methinks.
Ditto Thor Energy.
Dole Chile is likely there to pick up tropical fruit to ship north, to our ports.
Stern to stern here, Dodo with a stern bridge, and the other with a less common bow bridge.
Industrial Faith . . . quite the winner as a name.
At sea . . . it’s a hull down Houston.
Alessandro DP . . . at sea.
And in Curacao, facing Caracas Bay, it’s Stena Discovery . . . for a spell now under port arrest.
At sea . . . Hafnia Taurus. Maraki also . . . is back at sea.
And finally . . . in the Rotterdam area, the 2014 Vietnam-built Lewek Constellation, deep sea pipe layer.
Many thanks to Maraki and to Fred Trooster for these photos.
This is the series with tugs from all over. So let’s start in Miami last month with photos by John “Jed” Jedrlinic. Miss Niz was in the sixth boro some time back.
Also from Jed . . .it’s Akashi Maru in Yokohama, 2008. He has more photos of Japanese tugboats.
Darrin Rice sent along this photo of the classic Hercules, built at the John H. Dialogue yard in Camden NJ but having worked its entire career on the West Coast, which it arrived at by circumnavigating the southern tip of South America. The Camden yard of John H. Dialogue also built these classics.
Previously, Darrin sent along some photos of decaying classics here.
From Jan Oosterboer via Fred Trooster . . . what appears to be a just delivered (March 2015 just!) German-flagged tug FairPlay IX operating in the Netherlands.
Brake is also an almost new boat.
And . . yes, I do get out and take photos myself . . . here is Robert E. McAllister passing RORO Grey Shark . . . which it towed in from sea half a month ago after the RORO experienced mechanical difficulties. Beyond the dry dock buildings is Quantum of the Seas.
Here Freddie K. Miller passes Robbins Light. This vessel first appeared on this blog going on nine years ago here!
And last for today but certainly not least, from Rich Taylor, it’s Chale, a classic tug at the half-century mark.
Thanks to Rich, Jan, Fred, Darrin, and Jed for this look at a diverse set of vessels all referred to as tugboats.
Today’s photos come from Xtian Herrou. See the tug over there, the one the sailor in red must be looking at? By the way, I’ve posted Xtian’s photos here and here before. The rigging that dominates the photo below propels a vessel that will be making a stop in the sixth boro this coming summer. Any guesses? Her name–or rather the translation thereof–is a matter of some difference of opinion.
There’s the tug, Abeille Bourbon.
The sailing vessel is L’Hermione. Here’s the name matter as described by Xtian: “There is a fault in her name because of the English speakers who removed L’ as it means the but with the French navy for some ships the Le– La or L’ is really part of the name. The apostrophe does not really exist in English, and on AIS her name is Lhermione to be correctly alphabetically placed at L. Furthermore, the Association name is wrong as Hermione, and the mistake was discovered too late . A similar difference exists between the French La Fayette and the English Lafayette, which, given my last name (Van Dorp or Vandorp or van Dorp), I understand clearly . . .
Rick “old salt” did a post here about this some months back. I especially enjoyed the discussion in “comments” section.
Here’s the index to all the preceding posts in this series, and I’m grateful to all for sharing.
If you suffer from perfect photographic memory, then the ferry in the middle distance under the bridge will serve as a clue to the location of this shot; it’s a water bus, an efficient conveyance of passengers along the waterways that make up the Rhine delta in greater Rotterdam. You saw it here . . . scroll through to the sixth photo. The tug in the foreground is Broedertrouw 4.
Here’s Lekstroom V, Broedertrouw 4 and a bow.
Tailing is Broedertrouw XIV. And if you click here, you’ll see the same vessel towing what HAD BEEN the largest yacht to date built in the Netherlands, Symphony. But in this series, you’ll see an unfinished project that promises to be 8.5 meters longer than Symphony . . . a full 360′ loa for this new project!
the unnamed, project number 714 for now. Oceanco is the manufacturer, and here are many smaller yachts.
The yacht does not move me, although I’d love to tour the project as the different specialized craftsman complete the job.
I’d love, however to work on these inland tugs for a while.
Many thanks to Jan Oosterboer via Fred Trooster for these photos.
Here’s an index of previous posts with this title.
And a lot of photos of small craft. Given recent temperatures, it’s notable that all these vessels would NOT be able these days to navigate waters much north of the sixth boro or on the Great Lakes, because of ice conditions. Given the significant clues, can you identify the vessel and location below? Answers follow.
Here’s Julia, a sturdy all weather boat out with McKinley Sea.
Here’s Julia a few weeks ago–when the whelp of Hudson River ice still went out into the Lower Bay–
retrieving personnel from NS Lotus.
Taking the stern of Kimberly Poling . . . a small USACE I don’t recognize.
See the small unidentified boat beyond Mako‘s stern. I believe it’s the Vane crew boat, not
to be confused with Grace D.
ABC-1 was out with supplies a few weeks ago, no matter the single-digit temperatures.
These temperatures could kill, but small fish boats like Pannaway are out there.
And if I’m reading that right, Pannaway is registered in a New Hampshire, my home state as you can read on the “about tugster” page.
Harbor Charlie is out with the small NYPD boat.
Now, let’s mix things up a bit. Seth Tane took this photo in the sixth boro back in the late 70s or early 80s. Can anyone identify this boat, Karen L? I ran a lot of photos from that era by Seth in a series here almost two years ago. In this case, Karen L seems to have just returned four jolly tars back to their ship in the anchorage as another crewman watches from the rail.
Rich Taylor took this photo recently off St. Lucia, four different very balanced tars in a long narrow boat.
This photo comes via Fred Trooster in Rotterdam showing line handlers there. Here’s a post I did over three years ago of line handlers in the Kills.
And this somehow returns us to the mystery vessel at the top of the post: Knight Rider following the FDR just north of the United Nations, the blue flag in the top photo being the clue.
Thanks to Rich, Seth, and Fred for the photos already attributed. All others by Will Van Dorp.
Here was 33.
My friend Tony A shared these photos with me. He said they’re in the public domain, but they show up nowhere in google searches.
So here are my questions: Were these only experimental? What is the approximate vintage of these photos? What has become of the boats? A hydrographic survey company used to have at least one such vessel in their Staten Island yard . . . are they the same boats?
I’m just full of questions this morning. Many thanks to Tony for sharing. Enjoy the beautiful sunny spring morning. Here is an index of previous tugster posts with NYPD vessels.
Sal Martello posted this comment –“I posted some pics of half moon on marine traffic.com if you want to use those pic for your blog.” So I went and looked and here they are.
Sal took these photos–all sizes–off the Connecticut coast around the first day of summer in 2011.
Thanks much, Sal. If anyone approaches the vessel on the Sound today, you’d think it was the middle day of winter given the snow in the air.
I’m not sure I’d ever noticed this building before, Hell’s Kitchen . . 49th street about 1000 feet from the North River. Obviously, it’s associated with the Red Cross, where I spent a day earlier this month for First Aid/CRP/AED certification.
Excuse the informality of these photos, but inside the Red Cross building were these great collages I thought to share. Mary Weiss boarded
this vessel–click here for a better version–to do Red Cross work in Europe.
A few generations later, Magaly Polo boarded a Red Cross vessel named Comfort to assist with Red Cross relief work in the her native Haiti. Comfort also appeared here . . . scroll.
A few weeks ago, Comfort‘s sister vessel Mercy appeared here.
Many thanks to William Lafferty for sharing that photo.
Tangentially related: Note the two asterisks (**)after the shipyard for Rose City. Also produced there were these TOTE vessels, trailerships. I’d love to hear how these have worked out.