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Here’s a seldom-seen tugboat, delivered in 1977 by Gladding Hearn, who builds everything from rowboats to pilot boats to tugboats . . . it’s Tappan Zee II,
Here’s a photo of Patriot, which had a mishap the next day from when I took the photo.
Here’s Fred Johannsen, formerly known as Marco Island.
Here comes Kimberly Poling with Edwin A. Poling, rounding the bend between West Point and Garrison. Can anyone identify the yellow/tan house on the ridge line?
In roughly the same location, it’s Mister Jim with some very deep stone scows.
And I’ll end today’s post with an unidentified tugboat near Newburgh.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who’s back in the sixth boro but recapitulating the trip west . . . a task which could take a month.
I hope to see some of you at the screening of Graves of Arthur Kill at the the Staten Island ferry terminal on August 13.
Issuma has traveled off four continents in the past two years: Europe, Africa, South America, and North America. In the past year alone, Issuma‘s landfalls have included Argentina and Nunavut. Yet, Issuma‘s skipper Richard Hudson has logged hundreds of hours sailing in the sixth boro, as well. His tow, the vessel slinging here on the towline–for sale–is none other than the charming Rosemary Ruth.
Issuma is Richard’s third schooner. See all the stories from Issuma back to Orbit II (which now lies thousands of feet below the surface of the North Atlantic between Iceland and Ireland) here.
Issuma–unstepped mast lying cabintop–by now might be off farther north and west, headed for Toronto before winter closes the Erie Canal. The tow will be left behind in Catskill, awaiting a new owner.
More fotos of the trip up the Hudson Valley coming soon. As an aside, with a vista like this, I find it credible that Henry Hudson, making this trip 401 years ago, could have believed this waterway would lead through the continent.
Related: Rosemary Ruth IS a signed piece of art. See the weld signature here.