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Random Tugs 94

These fotos taken since last Wednesday show part of the range of weather we’ve had since Wednesday.  And here’s a surprise:  Crowley’s Courage in the Stapleton anchorage . . . as of this writing, she’s off Florida halfway between Jacksonville and Miami. Lincoln Sea, same day, off BAT, just before that wicked storm erupted . […]

Really Random Tugs 9

Maria J. Turecamo (1968)  and Hercules  (1961), side by side, and my psychic tells me Hercules may be about to set out on a long cold journey, over water.   Given the name, I’m inclined to wonder what Hercules 12 labors were/are and where on that list this journey fits. Scott Turecamo (1998) and Reinauer Twins (2011) wait with […]

Really Random Tugs 6

Beat the heat . ..  by imagining change:  well, eastriver suggested the sixth boro annex the Conch Republic.  Hmmm.  Since the sixth boro is an archipelago like the Keys, maybe we could confederate the American archipelagos (besides the two already mentioned, we’d join with the Thimble Islands, the Thousand Islands, the Channel Islands, the Salish […]

Really Random Tugs 5

In case you worried that Patty Nolan‘s figurefigure would go unrefurbished, check this out . .  and just in time for the holiday.  The 1931 vessel is updated, state-of-the-art, and decent!  More Patty soon.    If you don’t get the “figurefigure” reference, well, this is a “headless” and limbless figurehead. If you’re really coordinated with […]

Random Tugs 67

Here’s Random Tugs 66.   The foto of Quenames in the Gowanus comes thanks to Vladimir Brezina, the bow of whose vessel intrudes ever so slightly into the bottom of the foto. Eddie R of Interport Towing and Transportation steams through the harbor with 1 WTC in the background.    More 1 WTC views soon. […]

Random Ships 14

The vessel is Tor Viking II, I didn’t take the foto,  and it’s nowhere near the sixth boro.  Nor is it near Vancouver BC or the United Arab Emirates, although it’s linked to both those places.   Have you seen or heard of Tor Viking II? Tor Viking II is one of two tugs currently […]

Random Tugs 46

When over 5000 horses get pulling, generating 68 tons of bollard pull, smoke happens.  That … and the tanker starts to move.    And Gramma Lee T Moran (May 24, 2002)  feels satisfied. Marjorie B McAllister (1974) escorts Stena Concert into her venue . . . er . . . berth through a congested KVK. […]

Buchanan 1

She was working in the sixth boro long before I lived here, as I understand it, a former Department of Sanitation tug.  And although my “sampling” by no stretch qualifies as scientific, it seems she’s often towing this way, on gate lines. Here and here are some previous appearances of Buchanan 1 towing on lines. […]

Panama Details 1

One type of post that has evolved here is Whatzit?   Know what this juxtaposition of hardware and jungle might be? This might help . . . well-maintained metals and uncontrolled jungle coinciding in this case is two ships side-by-side nearing their transit of the Canal from north to south. I have no more understanding […]

Something Different 5

Well, maybe not that different, since I’m not reinventing myself.  But enjoy these fotos, and while looking at them, figure out where you’ve seen this tug before on this blog.  Look carefully.  It took me about 30 seconds to recognize the red tug below as a more pristine version of a tug that appears here […]