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Second Lives 29

Check out the sailboat. But look closer.  Thanks to George Schneider:  “She’s sitting abandoned at Larose LA along Bayou LaFourche.  I took the shoreside photo on 8 October 2013, the cross-bayou photo 16 July 2012.  When I saw her, the only name visible was OLD COURAGE in lettering on her wheelhouse window.  Being undocumented since […]

Sum of the Parts 4

Interesting name . . . I thought it was the number “3” in Arabic, but I was wrong.  Anyone know the reference? Clever logo . . . Feel like Wheel of Fortune yet? I can tell you that’s Capt. Brian . . . and you can probably tell me the location, by the tall tapered […]

Linda, Mary, and Girls

I had no idea what I was seeing until I zoomed in on it here and recognized it as one of the small Miller tugs with a deck barge. Linda L Miller heading across the Upper Bay, where QM2 was in port. Later, I saw Linda L sans barge, passing two anchored Reinauer units. x […]

Random Tugs 273

I’m always on the look out for new tugboats in the harbor, and Camie mostly fits that bill.  A bit of research, though, finds she’s been on the blog a few times already, however. Here, l to r, it’s Polar Bright, Ava, New York, and Stephen B. Robert Burton here is tending a rock scow […]

Creek: Newtown 2

All photos in this post come from Paul Strubeck, who has started a blog here called vintagedieseldesign. Mary H is the right size to serve the fuel storage in Newtown Creek, a renowned location in the sixth boro. Here are previous posts I’ve done there. The first oil refinery in the US was sited here, […]

Freshwater Tugs 11: New Beginnings

Here’s what GL tugs have looked like for a century, and many of them are still working, despite their age, as you can see here by clicking on the state names.  The tug below is Nebraska, launched in 1929.  Grouper–frequently mentioned on this blog–has the same basic design. A new beginning took place yesterday in […]

D-Day plus 75

Originally posted on Vintage Diesel Design:
Today marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, operation Overlord, and the storming of the Normandy Beaches. Way more then I could ever write has been written about today’s events, and I defect to others on that one. But, today I will share two D-Day Veterans anyone can visit. Tug…

Random Tugs 252

Resolute rotates into the sixth boro now and again;  her truly best and bushiest fendering make her a welcome sight whenever.  I believe this is the last time I saw her here almost two years ago. Janet D first appeared on this blog here, three years ago.  And here’s something I never realized (or if […]

Far-flung 1

This seems like it could be a useful line of posts . . . research-prompting photos. Thanks to Bob Stopper, this is a generations-old set taken in Lyons at lock E-27.  The photos are sharp, the names are very clear, and we’re looking to confirm the identity of the deckhand on F. W. G. Winn […]

What the Colonel Taught Me

We all have our colonels or folks like him, Col. James M. Schoonmaker.  The photo below, in the center, shows the man.  While he’s important, I’m really talking about the vessel shown in yesterday’s post. After the war, the colonel made a fortune in coke, not the carbonated, heavily-sugared beverage.  The colonel and the iron […]