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For the source of these two photos, click on the second photo,

the frontal view of Lumberman.  For a thorough history of the vessel, click here.

Arthur Hamilton sent me this article from yesterday’s Juneau Empire about this September 1941 Jakobson of Oyster Bay tugboat built as Dauntless No. 15. What’s clear is that plans are developed now to take the “sanitized” vessel 55 miles out to the 1300′ deep waters of Gulf of Alaska to be reefed.  Following the history back, here and here are other Juneau Empire articles about the nuisance vessel from January and February 2020.

Does anyone know the years Dauntless Towing Line operated?  I’m concluding that it was from the link in the previous sentence it was between the 1890s and the 1950s.

Lumberman (hull 287) is just two years older than Ludington (hull 297) and Nash  (hull 298),  1943 Jackobson products.  Hull 293, Fred A. Cassidy was built for Jersey City Stockyards, an operation  I’d love to know more about.  Here‘s some info on Jersey City stockyards before the 1940s.

Other Jakobson builds still around the sixth boro include Cornell (329), Frances (376), Margot (377), Liz Vinik (406), Lucy Reinauer (451), Mike Azzolino (462) and more.

Hull 307, Western Tugger, September 1944, is still working in Newfoundland.

Many thanks to Arthur.

Unfortunately, this appears to be a story like that of Tilly.

I took these photos in early September.  That’s New Bedford on the far side of the Acushnet River;  I was standing on the Fairhaven side of the hurricane barrier.  Acushnet was also the whaleship name in Moby Dick.

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Note the Portuguese name:  Sao Paulo, built 1977

A member of the crew looks homeward.

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Mary K, built 1990, and registered

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in Woods Hole.

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Megan Marie, built 1980, is registered in

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Montauk.  If you want to watch fish boats, the hurricane barrier is a good spot.

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Sao Jacinto, 1977, and registered n New Bedford. And following them out, it’s

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Jim Dandy, 1977,  of So. Dartmouth.

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Direction, Westport, MA.

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Michigan, Fairhaven, 1947.

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Nicole Danielle, Atlantic City, NJ.

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Whitewater, Marathon FL!

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Here are four vessels of the Eastern Fisheries fleet. 

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There are two boats by this name in New Bedford, as is

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true of this one.

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The registration on the stern says “New Bedford.”

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The density of boats on the docks makes credible that this port is rated #1 in the US for catch value, and has been for the past decade and a half.

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Check out Cape May NJ and Lowland, NC.

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All photos taken over a two-day period around the mouth of the Acushnet by Will Van Dorp.

Someone more informed than me could identify what fishery each of these vessels engages in.

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