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Out of the Bayou 4

Before you read this post, you might enjoy studying a Google map satellite view of the area between Port of Iberia and Atchafalaya Bay, about 80 miles away.  Locate Lafayette and then zoom in and go to the SE.  Bays, islands, bayous, and lakes abound.  Soon after we made the eastbound turn onto the GICW, […]

Random Tugs 321

With the end of the year coming, it’s strangely difficult to put these posts together.  I’ve chased down several ideas the past few days, and abandoned them.   All these photos were taken in recent days, except one about a month ago.  They strike me as showing the different skies and waters of the unacknowledged boro.  […]

M is for Merry

New equipment on that boat? Oh, wait!  there’s a face and a tree, and the red-clad crewman is standing outside the top of the chimney stack.   This was the other goal when I went out . . . to find evidence of Christmas spirit out in the sixth boro . . . and Kimberly […]

Hoops 2

But first, what can you tell me about the tree directly below? Now to “hoops” and maybe I should say “Höegh hoops . . .” Here’s the aft most one, and the court extends forward from there to this one. See it?  I wished I’d been on the Bayonne Bridge walkway to look down on […]

Merry Christmas 2017

Well, the season is wrong and the implement over the right shoulder belies merriment, but the hat and beard are almost right . . . The colors here are festive, but  . . . it’s not right. Floating here in a TowBoatU.S. water sled “pushed” by 150 horses past Boldt Castle . . . or […]

Old Years 2020

I don’t celebrate holidays much, but “old year’s day” I take seriously, to look back and assess.  Today’s post features photos you may remember from 2020.  I chose these from the several thousand photos I put into public domain this year.  It’s a personal and subjective exercise;  on a different day I might choose another […]

Pirated Post

Since tugster announced he’d be out of Tugster Tower on Christmas day, I broke in to post this puzzler.  Who am I, you might wonder.  I’m not telling, but I know the boss’d like to know the story of these pics. . . taken from a southbound Amtrak from Boston and looking toward the Pelham […]

Leaning In

[Note:  investigation of the Christmas pirate break-in is ongoing at Tugster Tower.  Culprits once located and questioned may face a job offer. ] Weeks 533, the one that lifted Sully’s plane out of the Hudson, was moving up to either Port Elizabeth or Newark, using a three-tug configuration. What impressed me was the lean-in, seen here […]

Old Year 2018

I’ve mentioned before about my people the Dutch celebrating “old years day” on December 31.   As the child of immigrants, I’m blessed by this one of many ways they see the world differently, a perspective I’m happy to share.  So here is a retrospective of the year, the result of a process of scanning […]

Random Tugs 227

Joyce D. Brown with a resplendent paint job on a bright spring morning. A new boat entering the Narrows in springtime.  Know it? Sea Oak, which I last saw in Southport, NC. Crystal Cutler, also looking great in the spring sunshine. The extraordinary Bosco, passing the boscage of Shooters Island. The vertically oriented Genesis Vision, […]