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Several of them . . . but this was a contender, Cornell, one of the Lehigh Railroad’s “Four Aces,” built at Jakobson’s Shipyard in Oyster Bay in 1950.  Technical question:  is that “steam” (yeah, I know it’s a diesel) due to the engine being unaccustomed to run at such high rpms?

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Below, a shoving match with Dorothy Elizabeth as seen from mid-river…

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and below, as seen from the pilot house of Dorothy Elizabeth, thanks to Rich Johnsen.

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Another historic tug, W. O. Decker, about half Cornell‘s size and 20 years older, passes astern. Over 100 more pix at this link.

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Unless otherwise stated, photos by Will Van Dorp.

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Hordes on the pier, crowds on the tugs . . . historic Weehawken, NJ, in the background.

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Tugs old and new muster…

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racing and then shoving matches, Lucy Reinauer (smoking) v. Inland Sea while Durham and the Empire State Building watch . . . .

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Dorothy Elizabeth v. two Miller Launch tugs (Susan Miller and Catherine Miller) at once with Time-Warner towers and Hearst Tower in background.

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Inland Sea approaches the dock for a precision line throw

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Janice Ann Reinauer approaches the same

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and watches, crew guiding the line eye toward the bollard . . .

More on Tuesday . . . am posting early today.

Photos, Will Van Dorp.

Get set and go! Notice Riverside Church on heights in background.

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Pictures have to speak here; I’m at a loss for words.

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From farthest to nearest: Nathan Stewart, Lucy Reinauer, Patapsco, Dorothy Elizabeth, and Fournier Girls.

More throughout the week.

All fotos, Will Van Dorp.

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