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We’ve seen this vessel before here, although not as much of it, and  there’s more on it at the end of this post.

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She looks to have at least a 400 hp.

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Happy holidays . . .

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To be fair, I did not see her underway, although I’d love to have.

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These photos were taken last week in Southport, NC.  Here’s more info on Bay Queen: built in Orange, TX in 1941 as NOKA (YN 54), later DORIS LOVELAND , RUSSELL 16*, and LIN CLAY.  She underwent conversion at Willoughby Spit, VA about 1994.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

*The name Russell 16 has been used for more than one boat.

I’ve a friend in the NJ town who pronounces her place of residence as if it started “H O B U . . . .”  The NJ city has a population density of 39,2012 people per square mile.  Many of them came down to the water in July 2014 for the City of Water Day, when I took these photos.

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Anyone know the vintage of this small yard tug?

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Many notable people are associated with Hoboken, but my association is with my parents, who both first set foot in the USA in Hoboken on the Holland-America pier, now long gone.

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As weird fate would have it, they traveled immediately to North Carolina, where their sponsor lived, which –as the seagulls fly–is about 30 miles from Hobucken, NC, where this USCG station is located.

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I don’t know if my parents ever visited Hobucken.  There’s the fish fleet just past the Route 304 bridge.

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I’d love to stop by the town someday soon.

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By the way, it has a population density of 25 people per square mile.

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Two Boys intrigued me, a 1966 44′ retired USCG boat.

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Anyone know if there’s a connection between the two place names?

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

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