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Yup . . . close up of a stack;  nope . . . this isn’t only about stacks although I do think Evening Tide has a classy one.

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In the foreground here, barge Evening Breeze rides alongside Morton S Bouchard II.  Serious question:  what does Evening Breeze sometimes referred to a “vacuum vessel” transport, what services does it perform?

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Barbara E. Bouchard, long, low, and sleek.  For scale, notice the crewman alongside the house just forward of the winch.

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Jane A. Bouchard with Amy C. McAllister background left and New Jersey Responder, background right.  New Jersey Responder is MSRC equipment based in Perth Amboy.

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Bouchard Girls . . . haven’t noticed it around in a bit.

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Ralph E. Bouchard.

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Frederick E.

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And once again, different day, Evening Breeze this time escorted by Evening Mist.

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Before you check the answers here, can you guess which Bouchard tug has lowest and highest horsepower rating of those depicted?  The highest rating of the fleet goes to Danielle M. , depicted here last winter.

All fotos . . . Will Van Dorp.

For a reminder on the hazards of the trade, see this blogpost about the 2003 explosion.

So there’s Turecamo Boys,

Turecamo Girls here getting the attention of Greenland Sea,

McAllister Sisters,

Bouchard Girls,

another shot of Turecamo Boys,

and Barker Boys.

Other tugs elsewhere have “boys, girls, sisters” in their names, but I don’t know any with “brothers, daughters, sons.”

But to get back to the fotos above, I know that less than a half mile from one of them there’s a certain establishment called “Jersey Girls” and a quite different one that begins “Sisters of ..” Hmmm . . .do you suppose these are tugboat enthusiasts organizations?

Meanwhile, I’d love to hear of tugboats with names that include “brothers, fathers, mothers, daughters, granddaughters,” etc . . .

Photos, WVD.

Well, it’s not chaos when so many vessels move purposefully in such close proximity. Between a passing John P. Brown and a moored Stena Antarctica, Scott C and Dorothy Elizabeth finesse a fuel barge into a tight spot.

Cooperating here are Scott C — less than 2 years old, 4500 hp, and 105 loa — and Dorothy Elizabeth — 57 years afloat, 1800 hp, and 100 loa.

Matthew Tibbetts and an unidentified McAllister do the same,

as do June K and Bouchard Girls, and

then Matthew Tibbetts moves in to assist Juliet Reinauer.

Herding barges: chaos it’s not, nor is it loco motion. It’s commotion.

Photos, WVD.

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