You are currently browsing the category archive for the ‘Great Lakes’ category.

. . . the Detroit River, an international race.  See my post here from four years ago for this quite eclectic set of boats.

0aaaawds1

Sheila Kaye and Josephine,

0aaaastr

J. M. Westcott II,

0aaaawds3

R & R,

0aaaawds4

Jessie T,

0aaaawds5

and more.

0aaaawds6

I wonder if there’s ever a chance of getting a higher horsepower class to arrive some year as well . ..  like Ken Boothe Sr., Everlast, GL Ostrander, Samuel de Champlain, Jane Ann IV . . . and their size.

 

All photos by Jan van der Doe, taken the same day as the Mermaid Parade and the last run of Pegasus.

Here are the previous posts by this name.

June 2014 . . . not quite 100 miles west of Albany.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

March 2015 high, dry, and cold maintenance time on Staten Island.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Same time and place as the first photo above.  Actually leaving lock 19 and headed east.

0aaaamrg2

Again . . . winter maintenance.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Outbound Oswego harbor, June 2014.

0aaaamrg3

And more Staten Island, March 2015.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Hustling hither and yon along the waterways since 1958, if she could speak,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I’d love to hear the stories.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

I know vessels are just machines, but I prefer to anthropomorphize them, and thus miss them when they go.  On this transition day, I want to acknowledge some vessels that I’d come to enjoy seeing but will now transition away .

Scotty Sky is a Blount design, launched as L. G. Laduca in 1960.   I took the photo in January 2011.  Click here for a photo of this vessel operating on Lake Erie.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Patrick Sky is also a Blount design, launched as L. G. LaDuca II in 1966.  Click here for info on her other names and identities. Both were built for West Shore Fuel of Buffalo, NY, and named for the family of company president, Charles G. Laduca. Click here to see a 150′ version of these Blount boats.  Click here to see an interesting but totally unrelated and now scrapped vessel called West Shore . . . fueling a steamer with coal.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Capt. Log is the smallest and newest of the now timed-out single-hulled tankers in the sixth boro.  Click here for the recent Professional Mariner article on this vessel.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The three above vessels are still fully functional tonight, phased out notwithstanding.  Crow, seen here in a photo from September 2011, was scrapped this year in the same location where

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Kristin Poling, another single-hulled tanker seen here in a photo I took in March 2010, was scrapped two years ago.  Click here for a number of the posts I did on Kristin.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Out with the old . . . in with the new, mostly because we have no choice, as time sprints on.

All photos here by Will Van dorp.

0aaaaop10aaaaop30aaaaop2

All I know about these photos is that they were in frames in the Baldwinsville Lockmaster’s office.  He didn’t know who took them or what year they were taken.  Can anyone answer those questions or identify any of the people shown in the photos of Sheila Moran, Cheyenne, and the Great Lakes tugs (I think) called Pennsylvania and Maryland.

 

tug Bayridge Service & barge in L3barge Houston with tug Eileen Mbarge Houston on delivery voyage with tug Eileen MTenacious light tug headed for L2tug Barbara Andrie dbnd abvoe L7 with barge A-390barge Innovation and tug Samuel de Champlain at guard gate upbnd (3)HHMisner light tug upbnd to L2tug Commodore StraitsTechno St

Many thanks for use of these photos, all taken about seven years ago, to Barry Petersen.  Vessels are:  Bayridge Service, Eileen Roehrig and barge Houston on delivery, Tenacious, Barbara Andrie, Samuel de Champlain, H. H. Misner, Commodore Straits, and Techno St. Laurent.

 

Johnston Brothers of Ferrysburg, MI,  built Urger in 1901.  The boat below–Ronald J. Dahlke, was built two years later as Bonita.  A few days ago, the two boats passed each other in Lyons . . . or to be more accurate, we passed the ex-Bonita.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I posted pics of this blue tug last year here . . . scroll through.   Unconfirmed report is that the boat is about to enter a new chapter in its life, after being the tool of someone with truth issues, as explained in the story here.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

What I find even more remarkable is that an even older Johnston Brothers boat–Sea Bird–is still active.    Anyone know others?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEverlast, she’s huge, and once again she outran me out of Oswego harbor.  But since she’s headed no doubt to the Sarnia area, maybe my friends near Detroit will get some good pics.

0aaaakh10aaaakh20aaaakh30aaaakh40aaaakh50aaaakh60aaaakh7OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA0aaaakh8Today RV Kaho, meaning “searcher” or “hunter” in Ojibwe was christened in Oswego, its many year mission to study the health of Lake Ontario.  Fair winds.

Let’s start with LT-5 at the H. Lee White Maritime Museum.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s The Chancellor at the NYS Canals dry dock as it was being flooded.   Here’s a recent tugster post focused on this vessel.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Now the marketing name for this “tug” is a “barge pusher.” 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s a closer up of the engine unit and hydraulic-driven thruster, operating near Rotterdam Junction.

0aaaarrt3

From Maraki in St. Eustatius . . .  it’s Triumph.   notice the submerged tug off to her port side.

0aaaarrt3a

0aaaarrt3b

Here . . . tending the piledriver in Amsterdam is Sarah L_Anne . . .  I can’t quite make out the name.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Also from Maraki, it’s Statia Reliant off the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean.

0aaaarrt4a

Back to the waters just east of Lock 11, it’s Wm. Donnelly tending a scow.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Thsnks to Ashley Hutto, this photo of Buccaneer, taken Tampa.

0aaaarrt1a

And to end where we started . . .  it’s Oswego’s LT-5, accented by crepuscular rays.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

x

First, thanks to Andrea of I love upstate New York for use of this photo of the Oswego Harborfest fireworks.

The tug visible though is NOT Syracuse.  It’s Nash, which I’ve previously written about here.  Syracuse is somewhere in the darkness beyond Nash.

0aaaaaasc1

The fireworks barges would not have been in position without Syracuse, here seen at launch over 80 years ago.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Today she’s just a tug, not an antique vessel.  She just works;  she doesn’t demonstrate working.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

New York colors as seen in darkness and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

rain.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Notie the logo on the t-shirt of the gentleman to the left . . .the same company that does the Macy’s July 4 show!!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And on the lighthouse . . . a local expression of thanks.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Again, thanks to Andrea for use of that top photo;  all others by Will Van Dorp.

 

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 693 other followers

If looking for specific "word" in archives, search here.
Questions, comments? Email Tugster

WANTED: New Ideas for Tug Pegasus

Graves of Arthur Kill

Click to order your copy of Graves of Arthur Kill, by Gary Kane and Will Van Dorp. 3Fish Productions.

Seth Tane American Painting

My other blogs

My Babylonian Captivity

Reflections of an American hostage in Iraq, 20 years later.

Henry's Obsession

My imaginings and bowsprite's renderings of Henry Hudson's trip through the harbor 400 years ago.

Tale of Two Marlins

Blue Marlin spent 600+ hours loading tugs and barges in NYC Sixth Boro. Click on image for presentation made to NY Ship Lore and Model Club, July 25, 2011.

Archives

July 2015
M T W T F S S
« Jun    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 693 other followers