Here’s an Ocean tug I left out of yesterday’s post . . . one of the Trois Rivieres’ fleet, Andre M. She has a distinguished past as the former Foundation Valiant, of the company made famous in Farley Mowat’s classics Grey Seas Under and The Serpent’s Coil.
Svitzer moved into Montreal recently, named one tug for the port and
Denis M, a port tug, is an oldie from 1942.
Michigan and its barge Great Lakes is
Boatman No. 6 seems to operate as a one-boat harbor service vessel.
Since Everlast has captured my imagination, I was happy to see it again just upstream from Montreal.
And the last boat for today is Qimu, which
is a rare sight for my southern eyes because of the script on the stern and bow. It’s Inuktitut, written in a Canadian Aboriginal syllabic script. Over a decade ago and before I had the habit of carrying a camera, I saw a general cargo ship in Red Hook Brooklyn with its name written in similar script. I no longer recall the name of the ship, but it looked like this one.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
And unrelated but in closing, here’s a information request from Michael Pak, which you can also see in the comments section to the left above, where you can also post your answers: “Hello, I’m wondering if anyone here can help me find out any information about my great grandfather John Maitland Adams, a tugboat captain on the Hudson in the thirties and forties I believe. He is mentioned in the March 1947 National Geographic magazine in the story “Shad in the Shadows of Skyscrapers” along with ‘river veterans, Captain, Fred Truax, Harry Lyons,Floyd Clayton and William Ingold.’ My grandmother and great uncles spent their early years on the river, they hauled coal and lumber up and down the river. He retired from the river and became an engineer on the Hudson River West Coast Line. He lived out his life on the river dying on his boat in Edgewater, I think. In his obituary they refer to him as ‘Pop Adams.’ Any records or info about him would be greatly appreciated.” MP.
Anyone help out with leads?
Here’s more on shad fishing in the Hudson.
And since we’re on research requests, does anyone know which tug would have been towing cargo barge Columbia Boston in Cape Cod Bay in February 1992 when it lost some containers? Here’s a reference to that event in a Bangor paper a year later because of flotsam.