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The name reveals the cargo, so no mystery exists in that respect.

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Asphalt is used in applications as diverse as  cattle spray to shingles to paint to–of course–roads.  See a complete list here, all part of our petroleum diet.  When will this feast on processed dino-era greens end?

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As it turns out, Asphalt Seminole has appeared on this blog before not quite a year ago.

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A year ago, Miriam was part of a tug parade to celebrate the opening of an exhibit on tugboats at Snug Harbor.  She was also featured here in the countdown to the race in September 08.

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Here’s a YouTube of Asphalt Seminole transiting Cape Cod Canal.

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As it turns out, fellow-NY blogger Claude Scales did a post on Asphalt Seminole over two years ago.

All images by Will Van Dorp.

Not the best foto, but with highway repair season upon us, an intriguing ship. With a name like Asphalt Seminole, clearly it’s not hauling orange juice or wine. Where and when constructed? Who owns? Answers below.

Here’s a link to the owner. Here’s one that speaks to its vintage. And a last one on the shipyard, which has operated since 1729 (!) and which once employed Josip Broz Tito. And this has gotten us really far from highway repair and asphalt.

Photo, WVD.

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