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Random Tugs 249

The blog is called tugster, and not tatter, taster, tagster or truckster, as much fun as those digressions may be, being able to be a bit obsessively focused, this is the 249th installment!   If you add in the non-random tug posts, it’s even more than 249. W. O. Decker, the only wooden-hulled tug in […]

Retro Sixth Boro 5

Since W. O. Decker may soon be seen albeit briefly in the sixth boro, let’s start with this photo from July 2008, as she chugs past the waterfall under the Brooklyn Bridge, thanks to an Icelandic-Danish artist named Olafur Eliasson. Reinauer had some of the same names as now assigned to different boats here a […]

Jay Bee V’s Epic Begins

Two days ago, the compact 1969 Jay Bee V (38′ x 12′ x 5′) set out on a journey that’ll be followed on this blog. Hint:  It’s even a bit smaller than, for example,  1930 W. O. Decker (50′ x 15′ x 6′), which has some enclosed living space, compared with Jay Bee V‘s lack […]

Whatzit 38 b

Let’s start with a baseline, exactly seven years ago.  I got this photo of Harvey putting on a water display just south of Yonkers on June 12, 2011. These next photos came from Lisa Kolibabek a few days ago, following up on the post of a week ago where I said “watch this space.”. Never […]

Really Random Tugs 41

Sea Power has been lurking in and around the sixth boro the past few days, and I will continue trying to get some good photos of her, but on 9-22-16 Jack Ronalds up at the Canso Canal caught these photos of her as she headed into Lake Erie to pick up her barge constructed in […]

Special Cheer Port of Philadelphia

Many thanks to Lisa Kolibabek for these photos.  Any guesses what’s happening here, besides a green tug approaching a RORO? See the mariners?  Lowering something? Another ship . . . . Dropping a line . . . What’s that bag at the end of the line between the vessels? Aha!   I include these photos […]

Really Random Tugs 38

Really random means just that . . . so that’s start with this one, Tutahaco, YTM-524, which has recently been hauled out of the water  between Daytona and St Augustine.   Michael Schmidt took these photos back last winter. She worked for a time in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The next two photos come from Allan and […]

Random Tugs 191

I love the clear air of winter days, better to see details, like the horizontally mounted ladder and all the trucks in the background moving containers at the Global Terminal.  See how many trucks, i.e., tractors,  you count in this post. And more trucks, as Erin McAllister stands by. Again, see the trucks, as Scott […]

Crescent on the Mississippi

Crescent has fleets in at least three southern cities, and I’ve featured some of them previously here. Providence, built 1953, has quite some history in the Northeast, including the sixth boro. Port Allen was built in NYC at Consolidated in 1945, and Angus R. Cooper dates from 1965. I’d never thought of this before, but […]

Trackster

You may recall that back in 2014, I often juxtaposed  canal&river/rail in photos like the one below. This post was originally going to feature only photos of the river and canal from the rails, like the one below, but then I decided to pair photos from the train toward the water with the opposite:  photos from […]