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Today’s a good day to complete my Rondout Creek post, begun here.

Three bridges up the Creek leads you to Feeney’s Shipyard, a quite busy place.  Last Saturday when I was there, two Vane Brothers boats and Johannsen Girls–the shipyard tug I believe–were docked.   Click here for a photo of the Girls nine years ago when she was still called Dolomite II.


W. R. Coe awaits ice season.


It’s not only towing and towed vessels that you might see up there.

Over at the Hudson River Maritime Museum, a worthwhile stop, Clearwater is tied up, staying east of the 9W Bridge. That’s Mathilda on the landside of Clearwater.

Above and below, a Great Harbour 37 yacht.


Across the water and a ways back up the Creek, it’s wooden yacht Choctaw, which I’d have loved to see in its prime.  Anyone know the story?

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who encourages you to stop in at the Hudson River Maritime Museum and buy tickets for solar-powered passenger vessel Solaris.


Sometimes the fotos just matter as fotos, making this a variation on what I did this once last summer with ships. The first foto below is thanks to Mike Lesser taken in “tugboat alley” aka KVK. I like it when kindred spirits send in fotos.



It looks like Franklin and Nicole Leigh, but I can’t make out the Morans.



Here, sporting a nice brace of ladders, Miriam Moran heads for Newark Bay on the Arthur Kill.



Rounding out this post, a classic but unidentified tug (registered in Verplanck, NY) northbound approaching the GW Bridge. Can anyone identify?

Thx, Mike.  All others, Will Van Dorp/

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