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Click here and here for the first two sets of photos taken by JG.  JG’s photos–of the past–give context for the present and future.

In today’s post, all of the vessels at one point belonged to the same fleet, except one.  All have continued in service, except one.

Volans, photographed here in 2009, is now being reborn as Hannah.

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For a short time, Volans became David McAllister, photo below from 2013.

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Leslie Foss, photo from 2011, is now Simone, and I caught her in the sixth boro here in 2015. Simone trades internationally.

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Leo, taken here in 2007, now works as Bridget McAllister.

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Scorpius, photo from 2008, has worked mostly in the sixth boro as Meagan Ann, who first appeared here in this blog in  . . . 2008.

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Orion, which I visited back in 2008,  became Matthew McAllister.

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And finally, the last one, the one facing left, the only one that is no more.  She was scrapped after sinking in Narragansett Bay in 2008.  The photo below is from 2006.

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All these tugboats except the last one once made up Constellation Maritime, which is no more.

Many thanks to JG for use of these photos.

 

It’s as simple as this: the buffleheads and brants are here in winter. Come spring, they leave. Then herons and egrets return. This one remained quite busy fishing amidst the hulks on Sunday.  Notice the hue of the egret’s plumage.

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If you need a reminder of winter’s transience, here’s the tug currently called Orion as it arrived in Boston in February 2007. Next two fotos courtesy of Capt. Ted. The “white ice” has the same hue as the egret’s feathers and encases the vessels only until the inevitable thaw.

 

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This befrosted one escorted Orion and Leo from the northwest, through the torrid Panama Canal, and into port of Boston.

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Thank God it’s April.

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