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This photo of Godfather should catch someone’s eye, but I’m going to direct that attention then to Paul Johnson’s wonderful site, which if you have an hour to kill, will make that go by in what seems a minute. Thanks to RG, my brother-in-central-African-1970s-experiences for passing this along. As to Godfather, she’s by a year or so an older sibling of the boats currently known as Atlantic Salvor and Atlantic Enterprise. Currently, she’s called Crosby Enterprise.
Here was a surprise . . . Petrel in the sixth boro. I haven’t seen her in quite a while, since I’m not in Philly much any more.
Here’s a head-on view of HMS Justice.
Thanks to Jed, here are some photos from last year showing the mighty Bluefin.
with photos taken in Virginia waters.
Jan van der Doe has recently returned from a trip to the Netherlands and sends along photos of these tugboats. Given the stack logo, I’m guessing this one below is a live aboard, and
Alphecca was built in 1913, converted to diesel in 1959 and you can click here to see and hear the engine running.
Below, it’s FairPlay 23, which has appeared on this blog before.
Unrelated: A reader wrote to ask this question: “Could you help me find info about a little tug named the Ali M. My friend SK owned and operated her out of Bayonne for a while and sold her before his passing many years ago. I believe he had her at the Atlas Yacht club. I was curious what ever happened to her.” I don’t recall ever seeing a tug named Ali M. Anyone help out here? Anyone have a photo?
The reader is also looking for any info on the vessels shown below in a painting by his father from the 1990s. Thanks for any help.
Thanks to RG, Jed, Jan, and Peter for sending these along. And be careful out there.
Petrel and HMS Justice photos by Will Van Dorp.
Your own galley turns out some delicious fare, but sometimes you feel a craving for take out, for pizza that comes in a box, which is not so easy when you’re away from shore, but then, delivery . . .
for all! And even an average pizza is
delectable! And the photos, they give an exquisite hint of sixth boro culture. Sometimes bumboats –like this one once did on the Great Lakes–do this, and more regularly crew boats do. No matter how an unexpected pizza gets delivered, the very unexpectedness of it makes it even tastier.
Thanks much to Don for use of these photos, especially for you who didn’t see them on FB.
Let me start here . . . the boat below can be yours. Click on the photo for full information. It’s currently in the Seattle area, and I’m posting this for a friend.
Turecamo Girls –this one was launched in 1965 and is rated at 1950 hp. Here was a previous version, which may or may not still be working in South America.
Gulf Venture–She’s a new vessel in this harbor. Launched in 2016 and “married” to Gulf Carrier, call her powerful at 5150 hp.
Tangier Island, the tug, 2014 and 3000 h.
Mister Jim, 1982 and 1800 hp.
This Stephanie Dann, 1978 and 3200.
Evening Mist, 1976 and 3000.
Here she’s framed by the bow of Yantian Express.
Finally, James Turecamo, 1969 and 2000.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who recalls a wonderful tour of parts of the Salish Sea aboard Coot (for sale above) almost seven years ago here.
Here are previous weather posts, and although today the sixth boro and surrounding land masses are experiencing the first serious snowfall this season, this post is not about that. Rather, it’s about something I saw and felt yesterday, when it was 65 degrees F for a few midday hours. 65!!
So here was the weather phenomenon photo taken at 0834. I take it that’s a squall line, but it seemed so isolated.
Here was the scene at 0826. CMA CGM Amber headed into Port Elizabeth with JRT on the stern quarter. Tomorrow I’ll have more Moran photos. Notice how clear and calm it was right at the bridge, although Elizabethport seems enveloped in some mist.
0827 . . . shows HMS Justice in that mist.
So here I repeat the 0834 photo of that line moving rapidly in my direction.
Here’s 0840 and
below, 0841, as Jonathan C escorted CMA CGM Georgia around Bergen Point to Port Eliz. Notice the dull finish on the Bayonne Bridge, since that squall line has obscured the morning sun at my back. The temperature also dropped noticeably.
At 0846, besides Jonathan C, we can now see (l to r) Jennifer Turecamo with barge Portland, James D., and Miriam.
By 0922 my back was nicely warmed by the sun again, with the temperatures heading to a blue sky 65 in February, although Elizabeth seemed still misted in.
All photos taken on February 8 by Will Van Dorp. Did anyone else see and feel this front move through?
Here’s the previous in the series . . .
but for December 2016, Robert IV leads the way with season’s wreathings, at least the first I’ve seen. All these photos were take on a windy day a week ago.
Quantico Creek crosses westward toward the Kills . . .
while at about that same moment, Marie J Turecamo heads in the opposite direction, passing
the Lafarge barge Alexandra (It’s likely Doris Moran standing by off her stern) and JRT Moran escorting in Auriga Leader.
Bering Sea also heads eastbound,
as does Joyce D. Brown . . .
while the longtime HMS tugs Liberty and
St Andrews. With them virtually side-by-side, I can see some livery nuances distinguishing them.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Here’s a short but motley set of photos. Can you identify the tug below sporting the Canadian flag? Answer follows.
Below it’s Barry Silverton, pushing Fight ALS eastbound on the East River. Big Allis identifies the location, where Don Jon folks/equipment have recently placed the platforms to the lower right side of the photo.
So the top photo, it’s Cheyenne, quite possibly the last vessel to traverse the Erie Canal this season. I’m not sure if they have already reached the Hudson River. She’s flying the Canadian courtesy flag because she had just exited the Welland Canal at Port Weller at that time. Here’s a photo taken by fire girl two seasons ago, Cheyenne doing the part of the Canal at the east end of Sylvan Beach.
Thanks much to George Haynes, Jonathan Steinman, and Jan van der Doe for these photos.
Happy Thanksgiving to all. Thanks much for continuing to read tugster. If there’s interest in the proposal below, I’ll try to fashion a post from your contributions soon if not tomorrow.
Proposal: If you are working [today] Thursday and therefore having lunch and/or dinner at work–whether on a vessel or in any other work setting–and you choose to take a photo of the dinner–any aspect of the meal–and send it to me, please do and I’ll try to devise a post with it on Friday this week. Thanks for the consideration.
A random gallivant around the sixth boro the other day showed these boats, starting with Iron Mike (1977) under the Williamsburg Bridge.
a trio of Navigator (1981), Susan Miller (1981) , and Quantico Creek (2010) over by Con Hook,
Robert IV (1975) a little farther north and east,
Scott Turecamo (1998) headed for the Kills,
HMS Liberty (1978) in the anchorage,
Amberjack (1981) facing Yonkers,
Barry Silverton (2015) swinging toward the Palisades, and
Rhea I. Bouchard (1982) making way for a point up north.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
The first two photos–showing the newest and fastest (??) ATB to arrive in the sixth boro– were taken by Randall Fahry.
Zachery Reinauer is a Hudson River-built tug from 1971 one of the last 10 built at Matton, and she looks as good today as new!
This was taken a few seconds later, and this
as she stands by, while Haggerty Girls finesses RTC 107 into position.
An occasional sixth boro visitor, it’s Rhea I. Bouchard with B. No. 284.
As I began this post with another photographer’s photo, so I’ll end. Thanks to Gerard Thornton for this rare catch of Ticonderoga assisting Pleon (?) into the Kills, possibly the last float for Pleon. That’s also Barry Silverton in the distance.
Thanks to Randall and Gerard for use their photo. All others by Will Van Dorp.
Well well well . . . the paint confused me here, until
I gt the name board . . . Mister Jim working while transforming. Click here for a winter photo of Mister Jim.
Weddell Sea I’ve not seen in a while. And her barge looks to be undergoing a paint change as well.
Here’s my first glance close up of the stack of
Silverton appears to belong to a different fleet than the Harley tugs that’ve been here for almost 10 years, like HMS St. Andrews.
Brendan Turecamo here is rushing past CMA CGM Corneille to assist from starboard. Here’s a Brendan Turecamo photo from almost 10 years ago. Here’s more on CMA CGM Corneille, and if you want a refresher on who Pierre Corneille was, click here. Recently the sixth bork has seen other c-ships named for writers like Herman Hesse and Ernest Hemingway.
Closing this post out . . .it’s Jonathan C Moran, moving a tanker out. More on this tanker soon. But
my photo below shows Jonathan C Moran on her christening day, less than two months ago.
All photos here by Will Van Dorp.