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This could be called “How to identify a tug:  start by recognizing fleets.”  Long neck and short stack . .  or vice versa.  Bound for  the North River are McAllister Responder with tall ringed stack and Norwegian Sea with tall orange-tipped house and mustard stack.

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The height of wheelhouse matters not:  tall orange-and-black house here–along with the black stack–makes it a Hornbeck, and this case, it’s Gulf Service.

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Short red-and-white ringed stack–it’s Ellen McAllister.  And the baby-blue stack with DT on it is Dann Ocean Towing’s Comet.  By the way, I haven’t seen Dann’s Allie B since her departure for Rumania late last winter.  Anyone spot Allie B?

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Black stack with a bold M . .  it’s Moran.  In this case, it’s Miriam Moran, out to rustle up a ship.

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In this case, the mustard stacks identify this vessel as a K-Sea . . . .it’s Falcon, with her low stern.

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The stack color on Reinauer boats has much the same mustard color–at least in this light–but the addition of the diamond and the red . . . is unmistakeable.  In this case, it’s Christian Reinauer.

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Most prominent feature of this vessel–foto taken in the drizzle yesterday–is not the stack at all, but the color and superstructure shape. Anyone know?

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It’s Cheyenne –or Crow–of course.  In this case Cheyenne.  Close up of Cheyenne‘s stack soon.

Last one . . . has no stack at all and I’ve run it before.  It’s a mystery ship taken by bowsprite about a month ago and we’d love to get an identification.  Help?  Foto was taken from Lower Manhattan looking toward Jersey City;  vessel headed upriver.  Aliens . . . discovering the river, perhaps?

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All fotos except the mystery ship by Will Van Dorp.

I think of the phrase “ships passing in the night.”  Random encounters also happen at dawn  (like Donald C and McAllister Brothers),

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December afternoons (like Maryland and Evening Mist), or

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mid morning ( like Aegean Sea and Laura K Moran), and every hour in between.  Sometimes they prompt a spin for second glance,

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sometimes they lead to joined forces (like Jill and Kristy Ann Reinauer) and other times

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there’s  just a perfunctory  wave as they steam by (like Thomas D. Witte and Christian Reinauer)

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The challenge is to know when to steam by, when to get a second and third inquiring look, and when to form alliances.  Form ye alliances while you might . . . hmmm . . . is that like “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may . . .”?  Rest of Herrick’s poem is here.

Photos, WVD.

Left to right, it’s Linda Moran, Danielle M Bouchard, unidentified K-Sea, and Ruby M.   Anyone know the air draft on Danielle?  And plenty of room remained for others

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like Amy C. McAllister, Ruby M (again), and Ghetty Bottiglieri, of Torre del Greco.

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Then Coral Queen took advantage of the narrow channel to overtake Maersk Donegal, ex-Santa Priscilla.

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Finally another Bouchard tug passing also respectably huge Christian Reinauer.

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All photos, WVD.

So, the tug with the most horsepower in the boro . . . Penobscot Bay, 140′ icebreaker tug?

Sorry. Only 2500 hp. Pati R Moran?

5100. The almost new Rosemary McAllister?

6000. Atlantic Salvor?

6480. Christian Reinauer?

Getting close with 7200. It has to be Powhatan?

Well at 5.73 megawatts . . . that’s 7684 horses. And the winner is . . .

Turning its back to my lens . . . Lincoln Sea, churning out 5.883 megawatts if my calculations are correct . . . er . . . 8000 horsepower. For more Lincoln Sea, see Fred’s shots here. Truth be told, though, I haven’t seen Lincoln Sea in the boro in a spell.

I hear there’s an 11,000 hp tug arriving in the watery boro soon.

Photos, WVD.

…or wheat or peanut butter or … just what color shade of brown is it?

 

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For what it’s worth, I’ll just call the Reinauer color close enough to “Hudson spring melt” brown with wine red. Kristy Ann Reinauer muscled a fuel barge upriver last April. I took the foto from Storm King Mountain.

 

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Christian Reinauer in Brooklyn Navy Yard last January,

 

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Kristy Ann Reinauer pushing between Governor’s Island and the Battery (unseen to starboard),

 

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and Stephen Reinauer at anchor facing Bayonne. Notice anchor ball hanging from forward mast of barge.

 

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Stephen Scott approaches Erie Basin. I love the Reinauer site album of their equipment taken mostly by Reinauer crew, especially the winter shot near the bottom, tug and barge moving through ice above their reflection.

For more water vessel images, check out this tug video by Tom at thirdwavefilms.com

All photos, Will Van Dorp.

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