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In my favorite field guide to birds, there’s a section devoted to “exotics,” species you may observe in the Northeast but which are not indigenous to this region;  some of these birds got here as stowaways and others are pets escaped or released into the wild.   As I think about “tugster:  the project,”  I imagine an exotic category as well.  There is tjalk Livet here and here (scroll through).   Also, there is Golden Re’al here.

And what this has to do with the card below will become evident.  First, notice the vessel name Marine Trader, the second word “bumboat” in the subtitle, and name of the president, father to the author.

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Click the photo below and scroll through to see info on the man in the 1921 Chevy AND his connection to the vessel below.

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Which leads me to this exotic.

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The port of registry painted on the stern AND the landmarks in the background will locate these photos.

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That bell is from neither New York nor Duluth.

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But the helm seems vintage late 1930s.

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The repurposed interior is warm and light. Click here to compare the current art studio interior with what it used to be in Duluth.

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Many thanks to Herb for a tour of his unique vessel.   Part of me felt I’d stumbled back in time and encountered John Noble as in here and here.

This follows on the Dutch Mystery. I savored Golden Re’al as an unexpected pleasure at the Waterford Tug Roundup. Golden Re’al is classified as a hagenaar, which has a similar meaning to “panamax;” a hagenaar (or “haagenaar”) is the maximum size that fit through the canals and under the bridges of Den Haag. I presume this sizing existed at a given time in Dutch canal and “air draft” history. At this link, compare hagenaar to Amsterdammer or Brusselaar. Golden Re’al is a 1903 two-masted aak; notice the mainmast, mounted to a hinged stand, folded forward.

 

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The wheel connects to the rudder via cables. See below (two fotos down) for cable conduits along the deck.

 

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I admit to being partial to leeboards. Notice the pulley between the aft end of the leeboard and the fender. We’ll trace it back to the helm.

 

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Port and starboard pulleys with cranks control depth of each leeboard. L-shaped handle midpoint lubricates prop bearing. “Tunnel” conduits running aft outboard each pulley housing contain rudder cables.

Photos, Will Van Dorp.

 

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Forward portion below houses a spacious galley. Notice the traditional tiles on backboard of gas stove.

 

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Stove heats the saloon. Back aft under the helm is a cabin and engine compartment.

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I’d still love to see the interior of that aak on the Hackensack. And here‘s another Dutch boat in North America project near Albany, looking for volunteers. Scroll through for a drawing of the “yacht,”  Onrust.

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