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GWA3: Erie Canal, climbing

GWA is “going west again,” and here we start at about 130′ above sea level.  We’ve just passed the road sign included in a post here in 2006. Ahead of us is lock E-2, the beginning of the flight of five, located in the town of Waterford. Above E-3, my former vessel waits, along with […]

Other Peoples Photos 50

From George Conk . . . it’s Ahoskie, taken in Rockland, Maine. from Jonathan Steinman, it’s Franklin Reinauer at sunrise on the East River, passing under–I guess-the Manhattan Bridge. From Allen Baker, earlier this week, it’s Eagle, once again in the sixth boro. From Bjoern Kils . . . it’s Kalmar Nyckle . . . taken […]

Chancellor

Chancellor . . . built pre-World War 2 in Brooklyn.  This post is timed to satisfy a request from Bob Price  . . . as follows:  “as part of a group working to restore the tug boat Chancellor, I am trying to find any extant engineering documentation regarding her construction details.  Built by Bushey & […]

Really Random Tugs 21

Let’s start with LT-5 at the H. Lee White Maritime Museum. 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. Now the marketing name for this “tug” is a “barge pusher.”  Here’s a closer up of the engine unit and […]

Names 13

Baidarka . . . an intriguing name for a ketch . . . docked in Waterford, New York and headed home!!  Keep your eyes peeled for them soon in the sixth boro. Can you guess the name of this tug with Halloween decoration in the wheelhouse?  Answer follows. So they do . . .  as […]

Waterford Tugboat Roundup 2010 d

My last post on the Roundup is a catch-all with some video at the end.  It include vessels that just happen to be in the area.  Like Kathleen Turecamo (1968), docked at Port of Albany. Cynthia of C. D. Perry.  Notice the exposed engines, and follow the vertical shaft of the drives.  I’d love to […]

Waterford Tugboat Roundup 2010 c

Details today, delightful ones like the house of Crow, stern of Margot in front of portside and rope fender Governor Cleveland, stern of The Chancellor in front of Margot, twin barges 1914 Lehigh Valley 79 and 1942  Pennsy 399 (venues for music and photographic displays), stern of Wire and Governor Cleveland, lots of stacks, bow […]

Waterford Tugboat Roundup 2010 b

(Silent version) The Roundup begins with a parade between the Port of Albany and the wall below Lock 2 at Waterford.  Waterford is the easternmost point on the Erie Canal. From wherever they find themselves, crews and vessels begin to gather around mid-day Friday.  Benjamin Elliott headed south from Waterford, Cornell saved fuel, waited at […]

Creek: Rondout

Second in this series, this post attempts to captures quick details on Rondout this weekend, venue for the latest Working on Water (WOW) festival.  Rondout, a creek I’d love to spend much more time on, enters the Hudson about 80 miles north of  the sixth boro, strictly delineated.  The word may be a corruption of […]

Stacks 3

Unrelated to stacks:  as of this moment–8 am local time sixth boro–Flinterborg is off Sandy Hook inbound for Albany to load the Dutch barges for return.  Through Narrows by 9 at this rate? Stack logo on an independent boat like  Shenandoah reminds me of nose art on WW2-era airplanes.  I’m surprised nose art– way forward […]