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I took the photo below–near my neighborhood in Queens– March 21, 2015, exactly a year ago.

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I took this photo this past weekend.  Question:  Where on Long Island is this light located?  Answer follows.  Be careful . ..  it’s a trick question.

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Actually, here’s a clue.  And I don’t mean to be ornery . . . but water boat?  Are there land boats?  Air boats actually I’ve seen.  And stone boats I used for farm work as a kid.

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How about this one . . . any guesses on location of this tugboat?  Answer follows.

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March madness?  See the hoop on

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house of Bow Riyad, here last week and currently in the mouth of the Mississippi. And off to the right, it’s HMS Liberty.

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Here’s a question I wish I knew the answer to . . . this pier currently exists just west of the St George ferry racks and 9/11 monument.  My question is . . . will it remain there after the New York Wheel construction ends?  Has anyone seen it already used to move in components of the Wheel complex?

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Here’s a closer-up of what I call Omega Beam, but if you want to add Trinity Prod Ucts . . . it’s fair.

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I’d love to learn more about this also . . . photo said to have been taken in Bayonne but I know not when or what.

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Here’s a photo from Kyle Stubbs.  It’s AJ, a triple stacker recently arrived in the Salish Sea, sister of the sixth boro’s Andrea’?  Thanks, Kyle, a photo of this newcomer to the Harley fleet.

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Here’s a clue to the tug question from earlier . . . answer is

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Thailand.  Many thanks to Ashley Hutto for passing it along.

Now, for that Long Island lighthouse question . . .  it’s Long Island Head Light, located on Long Island in Boston harbor.

Again, thanks to Kyle and Ashley.  All other photos by Will Van Dorp.

Unrelated . . . Boaty McBoatface, you have got to be kidding, but here it is. Here’s NERC’s site.

 

Kyle’s words:  “Collecting postcards, mainly of shipping, is … one of my hobbies. I came across recently showing a parade of vessels with many more in the background, apparently in New York harbor. While most are distant, the closest tug is closest enough to see that it is under Lehigh Valley operation, however the name is just blurry enough to not be readable.   Doing a quick search, I believe the Lehigh Valley tug is the CHEEKTOWAGA of 1902.”

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My two cents:  “It could be the christening of the boat, given the pennants?  I was searching but you beat me to it.   Here is some info on the yard that built Cheektowaga, assuming that is the boat.”

My anteing up:  “Oops!  It can’t be Cheektowaga because that was built for the Lehigh Valley subset called the Easton and Amboy Railroad.

Following up on Kyle’s first line, I decided to search for some postcards online.  Quickly I came to this, which tantalizes as you scroll.  His is by Harris Post Card Co.

Click here for other posts Kyle contributed to.

The top three photos in this post come thanks to Kyle Stubbs, who has contributed photos here before, not to mention many photos on uglyships, which is how we first met.   He’s not Seabart.

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I’ll tell you more about this fishing boat in a bit, but that mud says it has been below the surface of the water, and it ain’t a submarine.

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Some claim it’s the most famous fishing boat in the world, although that sounds hyperbolic.   Guesses?

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It’s Western Flyer, the boat chartered by John Steinbeck AND Ed Ricketts, which served as the platform for their expedition to the Sea Of Cortez aka Gulf of California.  Click here for an interesting article on how marketing removed Ricketts’ name from the Log from the Sea of Cortez account.  The vessel is currently undergoing a $2 million restoration.

Log from the Sea from Cortez is well-worth reading, although my favorite is Cannery Row, in which Ricketts is portrayed as the marine biologist.  For a portion of Log, click here.  My favorite pages in that excerpt are the second half of p. 6 and all of p. 7,  and the second half of p. 14 onto top of 15.

Tangentially related:  the elusive bowsprite has responded to an updated book on the Sea of Cortez here.

Many thanks to Kyle for these photos, taken in Port Townsend. 

 

If you’re wondering why December has brought a run on dates, i.e., years and numbers as part of titles, it’s classic and/or antique boat month.

Sarah Elizabeth Banks, below, began life in the UK as SS Fire King.  In fact, it had a mate, SS Fire Queen, now long scrapped.  Today, it’s a yacht owned by the grandson of the manufacturer and based in Seattle.  Many thanks to Kyle Stubbs for this photo, which he sent me months ago and I never figured out how to use.

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And since we’re talking old fireboats, let me add this never-posted photo of Edward M. Cotter, the Elizabeth NJ-built fireboat still in use in Buffalo NY.  As the Buffalo Fire Department says on their website here, Cotter was working Lake Erie’s margins three years before the Wright Brothers made their Kitty Hawk flight!!!   Click here for another photo of Sarah Elizabeth Banks.  Click here for photos/text about another old fireboat named Alki.

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Many thanks to Kyle for sending along the top photo.  For other posts with photos from Kyle, click here.

For my previous Seattle area posts, click here.

 

Know Apra?  Actually I didn’t, so let’s make this about guessing the location.  All photos come from Kyle Stubbs, who has previously contributed these photos.  Most of the text here is also from Kyle, who took these photos in summer 2010.

The Ha. 62-76 is a World War II Japanese Type C Ko-hyoteki-class midget submarine.  It ran aground across the island from Apra.

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By now, clearly you can identify the body of big water. Taisei Maru No. 28  is a longline fishing vessel built at Takuma, Japan in 1991. She stopped for a port call at Apra Harbor presumably to take on supplies.

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Natsushima, a Japanese research vessel built by Kawasaki at Kobe in 1981 is operated by Nippon Marine Enterprises, Ltd.

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CSC Brave is a 2007-built chemical/product tanker.

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Goliath was built at Yokosuka, Japan in 1980 as Kinuura. Ready to guess?

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Super Shuttle is a compact container ship built in Germany in 1977 as Passat.  It is used to transport cargo between the islands.  Now here’s a clue;  it’s operated by Seabridge, Inc.  

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And here’s another big clue with Matson’s 2004 Philadelphia built Maunawili.

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Chamorro, now operated by Seabridge, Inc., was built by Halter at News Orleans in 1974 as Mister Bob for Jackson Marine Corporation. One of a large series of tugs, you’ve previously seen photos of her sisters Mister Darby, now Atlantic Salvor,and Mister Peter, now the blighted Barents Sea.

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USNS Vadm K. R. Wheeler, T-AG 5001, built by North American Shipbuilding at Larose, LA in 2007, is operated by the Navy as an “Offshore Petroleum Distribution System (OPDS),” designed to facilitate the transfer of fuel from tankers to onshore installations from up to 8 miles offshore. Alongside is her tender, the 160′ loa crew boat  Fast Tempo.

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And finally, it’s USS Pearl Harbor, LSD-52. 

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Apra is a deepwater port in Guam.

Again, many thanks to Kyle for sharing these photos.

Here are some more Harley tugs, thanks to Kyle, who sent along all the photos AND text for this post also.

MILLENNIUM FALCON built by  the Marine Construction & Design Co (MARCO) at Seattle, at used for long-haul fuel barge tows on the Pacific coast. OLYMPIC SCOUT was built in 1976 in-house for Pacific Towboat & Salvage Co of Long Beach, CA as AVENGER. In 2004 she was purchased by American Navigation Co and renamed PACIFIC MARINER, then sold to Harley in 2007.

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KESTREL was built in 2012 by Halimar Shipyard and is based off of the design of Vane Brothers Sassafras-class tugs. She is currently used for operation in Southeast Alaska.

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JAMES T QUIGG was built in 1971 by Houma Welders as BRETT CANDIES for the Otto Candies  company. Later owned by White Horse Marine of Norfolk as PEGASUS, Portland Tugboat & Shipdocking of Portland, ME as FOURNIER BOYS and American Workboats of Honolulu as AMERICAN CHALLENGER. Purchased by Harley in 2001.

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MICHELLE SLOAN is Harley’s newest delivery, built by Diversified Marine of Portland, OR. Based on a design by Robert Allan Ltd of Vancouver, BC, she is used for shiphandling around LA.

 

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Another shot of MILLENNIUM STAR

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ALYSSA ANN, built in-house in 1966 as J.V. ALARIO for Nolty J. Theriot Offshore and participated in the North Sea oil boom in the late 70’s/early 80’s, pictured with ERNEST CAMPBELL, built in 1969 by Southern Shipbuilding as GATCO FLORIDA for Gulf Atlantic Transport Co of Miami. Later owned by Mobile Bay Towing as MOBILE PRIDE. In the background, the brick clocktower belongs to the headquarters building of Starbucks. You might have heard of them… The building was built in 1912 as the West Coast catalog center for Sears Roebuck.

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EMERY ZIDELL is a newly-delivered ATB unit, built by Conrad Shipyard and partnered with the barge DR ROBERT J BEALL.

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Another shot of LISSY TOO, this one compliments of Seth Tane.

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TIM QUIGG, pictured in the Port of LA, is a predecessor to MICHELLE SLOAN, built by Diversified Marine in 2004 and also used in the Port of LA/Long Beach.”

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And who is this Harley?  Click here.

As to the small sixth boro contingent of Harley, I miss the bow puddings I first associated them with more than half a decade ago.

Kyle, again . . . many thanks.

Unrelated:  my mission today is to see if the mermaid parade brings any tugboats;  of course, I’m likely to get distracted.  See you there, maybe?

Here’s a photo taken from Pegasus in July 2012, showing the entire Harley fleet in New York that night.  HMS Justice has been around since also, although I’ve not seen her in a while.

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July 4, 2012, awaiting the fireworks

Kyle Stubbs recently sent along a set of Harley photos, which are divided into two groups here.  Take it away, Kyle.  All photos were taken in Seattle unless stated otherwise.

EAGLE was built in 1979 by Modern Marine Power as DALLAS J ADAMS for Doucet & Adams on the Gulf Coast. In 2000 she was purchased by Harley and brought west.

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Z-FIVE, pictured underway on LA Harbor, was built in 1999 by MARCO for Tugz International of Ft. Lauderdale, and eventually sold to Harley where she is used on the California coast along with her sisters Z-THREE and Z-FOUR.

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The photo of BOB FRANCO and ROBERT FRANCO shows both soon after delivery in 2013, the former from Diversified Marine of Portland, OR and the latter from Nichols Brothers of Freeland, WA.

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LISSY TOO, pictured passing Longview, WA on the Columbia, was built in 1974 by Sneed Shipbuilding of Orange, TX as MISS SAN. She later wore the names CREOLE SAN and RENE before being purchased by Harley.

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LELA JOY was built in 1970 by Halter Marine Services as MODOC. She was acquired by Harley in 1972 and renamed WILLAMETTE CHAMPION before being sold and renamed JANET R. In 1993 she was reacquired by Harley and gained her current name.

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GRIZZLY, pictured at the Port of Tacoma, was built in 1943 by Equitable Equipment as the US Army freighter F 18. She was later converted to a pusher tug by Smith Tug & Barge for use on the Columbia. After changing hands several times, she was purchased by Harley in 2007.

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BRIAN S, built by Main Iron Works in 1963 is a long-time Northwest tug. After being operated on the Gulf coast from 63 to 74 by Gulf Mississippi Marina and then Guidry Brothers, she was brought to the west coast by Foss Maritime and renamed MARGARET FOSS. In 1989 she was purchased by Oregon-based Sause Brothers and renamed GO-GETTER. She spends most of her time now based in Port Angles.

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HUNTER D was built in 1970 by Albina Engine & Machina Works of Portland, OR as MALANAE for Hawaiian Tug & Barge, and acquired by Harley in 2002.” In the background is ALYSSA ANN, which we get a better photo of soon.

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Again, all photos here come compliments of Kyle Stubbs.  Part b  . .  soon.

For an index of all previous “thanks to” posts, click here.

 

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