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Retro Sixth Boro 25 b

Followingup from yesterday and “…maybe it’s time for new permutations of truckster, teamster, bikester, autoster, planester, hutster, hikester, storyster, . . . ” let me say you’ve sent in some great ideas which I’ll follow up on in the next few days. For now, let’s glance back 10 years to April 2010.  Any idea what […]

Local Spill Response Vessels

I wanted to call this local exotic vessels, exotic because they are seldom seen here.  And, you don’t want to see them . . . actually, you don’t want the emergency that brings them out. Take NRC Guardian.  I’ve seen it docked for several years, but this is the first time I saw them underway. […]

MB 2019 H

What a view Toronto offers from the lake!!  no matter the time . . . day or  . . . night or day.  Here Salvage Monarch heads out. Hope takes a spud barge out to the job. In the Port Lands, this unnamed vessel all decked out in camouflage paint waits. Maybe someone can help […]

Truckster! 11

In these days of international suspicion and hostility, this story from a half century ago almost makes me nostalgic.  The photo below I took at the Brockway museum near Cortland NY.  Brockway, a heavy truck manufacturer eventually absorbed into Mack, custom built vehicles, starting with carriages, which you also find in the museum.  The firetruck […]

Really Random Tugs 38

Really random means just that . . . so that’s start with this one, Tutahaco, YTM-524, which has recently been hauled out of the water  between Daytona and St Augustine.   Michael Schmidt took these photos back last winter. She worked for a time in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The next two photos come from Allan and […]

From the Line Locker 21

This series handles my miscellaneous needs with updates, follow-ups, and oddments. Let’s start with the mage below.  Click on it and you’ll learn how soon a sixth boro GUP vessel transforms into dive attraction named Lady Luck.  Thanks to Mike Hatami for passing along this info. If the image below looks like a boat, it […]

Up the Last Creek

Uh . .  any guesses which creek that might be?   It’s still the sleek lines of the GUP carrier once so familiar to folks paying attention to sixth boro traffic. Newtown Creek is now going up a waterway for the last time and what a waterway this is.  From here, she’ll be further dismantled […]

Meditations D

I know I skipped “C,” but my editor lets me do anything I want . . . like rearrange alphabetical in order.  For the record, I have already gone to “C”  (pun intended) and will return but feel excited today to do “D” first.  Thanks to all for your comments/corrections/clarifications . . . I responded […]