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What started as a Michigan mystery has spawned a new obsession for me. Of course, I obsess readily. Finally, for example, I have context for the foto below I took in May 2007. Eleanor D was described as the last commercial fishing vessel on Lake Ontario. Nowhere was the term “tug” used, as you can […]

Summer Fishing 2

Sometimes the photos can speak for themselves…. Needless to say, local fishermen and women brave dangers to get out to where the fish are plentiful. Snags are quite plentiful also. All manner of boats go in pursuit.   Humans are not the only fishers out there . . . Some have a minimal gear approach… […]

Random Tugs 341

A quick post today, since I’ll spend most of the day without computer, signal, or free time.  The varied and unsettled weather of the recent weeks is evident here as well, the diverse days of summer. Here are some of the usual workhorses or work oxen of the port. Brendan Turecamo,  Normandy, and Evening Breeze […]

Winter Fishing 2021

The combinations in the sixth boro might surprise you, cargo and clams, for example. Mary Virginia crossed Gravesend Bay to get to the Upper Bay. Back in 2013 I posted photos of Mary Virginia here. Over in Stapleton . . .  Giulianna Maria  . . .  is that an anchoring system? Crossing Hell Gate and […]

Fall 2020 Fishing

Fishing grounds . . . the NJ Upper Bay portion of the sixth boro. Quick question to be answered at the end of the post:  how many commercial fishing ports does NJ have and can you name them?  Eastern Welder is a perennial boat here;  Hyundai Victory is one of the ULCVs newly recent here. […]

Random Tugs 313

Long Island, eastbound, gets overtaken by a small fishing boat. B. Franklin, light, heads to the Reinauer yard. Doris Moran, light, heads east. Ellen McAllister assists a Maersk ship through the channels to her berth. Helen Laraway heads east to pick up a scow. HMS Justice pushes HMS 2605 through the KVK. Charles A. and […]

Random Tugs 304

Decked out in canvas for the postponed move last week, it’s the venerable Margot.  She’s appeared on this blog many times, house up as below and house down as here. Believe it or not, Saint Emilion appears here for the first time, although she’s been here as Arabian Sea and Barbara C.  The fisherman in […]

Random Tugs 300

The year 2007 spawned this series here.  Since you’ve stayed with this blog, I’m celebrating a milestone . . . the 300th post in this series.  Thanks for continued visits to tugster.  To honor this event, I solicited photos from you, particularly photos that’d never previously appeared on this blog.  I threw some of my […]

Summer Fishing

Yes . . . it’s summer enough . . . to call this summer fishing.  But I was not expecting a vessel like Ocean Venture, 71′ x 30′, which pulled into Gravesend Bay the other day. Here’s more info on the Maine registered vessel and her sister Reliance. This shot gives a clear view of […]

Random Tugs 292

On we go . . .  Alexandra does not appear frequently here. If my count is correct, this is only the third time since and including 2008 that this 120′ x 34′ 4000hp boat’s been posted here.  She’s currently working on a dredging project near Sandy Hook. An action shot here of Mister T doing […]