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To close out April, here (and at the end of this post) a photo of Grouper in Lyons a few weeks ago before the Canal was brought up to level and opened for traffic.  Thanks to Bob Stopper.

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How lucky can some people get!?@#!  Bowsprite caught this photo last fall as she was leaving New London harbor.  The tugboat is John P. Wronowski.

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From Maraki, it’s Heidi eastbound past cow pastures and

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fleetmate Rikki S westbound.

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How’s this for an unnamed push boat . . . the one that moves

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Martha Lewis when needed, and when no longer needed because the skipjack is under sail, just gets hauled up on davits.    I guess technically this prime mover is not a tugboat, she is a push boat.   Here’s a youtube of Martha Lewis getting trucked away, sans push boat, for repairs.  Anyone have updates on her getting into the water this season?  Click here (and scroll) for a photo of Silk, the push boat dedicated to skipjack Stanley Norman.

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And from my visit to Chelsea Creek last week, here’s another shot of (for me) the unidentified small tug, and

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in gloucester, it’s  Mikey D with Horizon looking over the stern.

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Closing this post out, it’s looking eastbound across Grouper‘s bow.  I’ve said it for years and will say it again, I hope some one takes this project on.

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Thanks to Bob, bowsprite, and Maraki for these photos of really random aka sundry set of tugboats.

Technically, I’ve never finished my posts on watersheds 12 and 13 . . .  the troves of photos from those places have simply been preserved by photos that followed and those stories remain to be finished . . . like most things in life.

The photos here, all from Maraki . . .  , offer a focus other than how much ice chills the sixth boro, an interesting enough topic but one that I need to get away from periodically.  Come inside, sip some chocolate, and contemplate the equatorial zones.  Like Rio Magdalena.

I’d seen the Magdalena on maps . . .

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but never imagined what floated there. . . until then photo below led to Impala, an entity I’d never heard of before.

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And that summoned info on where the tugs there come from, a question easily answered  . . . thanks to this internet thing.  Behold Impala  Zambrano and Impala Puerto Wilches.

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Traffic like this coexists with the global economy.

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East of the mouth of the Magdalena a dozen and some miles lies Santa Marta, where Atlantico awaits . . .

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as does Chinook and

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and RM Boreas.

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Atlantico and Chinook are built in China.  I’m not sure about RM Boreas.

Two more from these waters from now . . .. Intergod VII.  Any guesses on place of construction?

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I’m not sure where the Bauprespilotos get their boats like Voyager, but Intergod VII

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was built in Collingwood, Ontario in 1967.

Many thanks to Maraki for creating the desire to explore yet another watershed.  For the latest dispatches from Maraki–above and below the water and during Curaçao’s carnival . . . click here.

 

I believe I took this in summer 2005, my first view of Lincoln Sea from W. O. Decker.  Lincoln Sea is now making its way northward probably along Baja California, if not already along alta California.

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A few days ago and from the crew of Maraki–aka my sister and brother-in-law–it’s Salvatore in Santa Marta, Colombia.

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And in the same port . . . Atlantico assisting Mosel Ace into the dock.

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From Seth Tane . . . Alaska Mariner in Portland on the Columbia . . . river, that is.

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And the next few from Fred Trooster and Jan Oosterboer and taken in Amazonehaven section of the port of Rotterdam less than a week ago . . . the giant Thalassa Elpida assisted into the dock by FairPlay 21.  The two smaller boats are the line handlers.

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Click here for a post I did four years ago showing FairPlay 21 nearly capsizing.

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Tailing the giant is Smit Ebro.

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Rounding today out . . . it’s W. O. Decker, Viking, and Cheyenne . . . before the tugboat race in September 2010.

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Thanks to Fred, Seth, and Maraki for these photos.

Here was 23.  In today’s post, there are boats from the just north of South America, at the south edge of the Chesapeake, and in the busiest part of the KVK.   Mero is from 2008,

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Captain Willie Landers from 2001,

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Chesapeake Coast 2012,

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Eric McAllister 2014,

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B. Franklin Reinauer 2012,

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and Marjorie B. McAllister . . . the dean today, from 1974.

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Wait . . . there’s one more, Lincoln Sea, shot in NYC’s sixth boro in September 2012 and built in Tacoma in 2000.  She’s just traversed the Panama and is now back in her home Pacific waters.

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Thanks to the Maraki crew for the first photo and to John Jedrlinic for the second.  All the other by Will Van Dorp.

 

Here was 17.  Click here or use the search window on the left to revisit all the posts in this series.  All photos in this post come from my sister currently in the Gulf of Paria, off Trinidad, a place calling me .  . I feel it!

This isn’t the only tug named Tenacious, but look at the rest of the fleet here.    It looks like Culloden started life as Chindit.

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I can’t identify the vessel over near shore.

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The orange vessel in the distance is Ramform Atlas, a truly usual design, as wide as it’s long;  you have to look at the images in that link earlier in this sentence.  No matter how functional Ramform is, to someone too long at sea, seeing this approach, it would truly seem a hallucination.

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For more info on Janus, click here.

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To the left . . . Marfret Marajo operates for a company I’ve not heard of.  To the right, in unmistakeable ECO colors, it’s Edison Chouest!

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Many thanks to my sister and brother-in-law for these pics and for planting the idea of gallivanting off to the Golfo de Paria . ..  soon.

 

Here was the first in what could be a series.   And this foto I’m happy again to credit  to Bob Stopper, some of whose photos can be seen here.   I’m not sure what the naming system is for Canal Corporation, but some of their vessels are named for towns with locks–like Pittsford— along the Canal.

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Ditto–in this foto from my sisterWaterford.   By the way, the pre-eminent website for all things Erie Canal is fred’s at tug44.

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In push gear and looking great at 85 years old, it’s Governor Cleveland.

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If I still lived up that way, I’d get one of these, a buoy boat.

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I don’t know how many of these there once were, but they are disappearing!

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Click here for a foto of this deep looking Governor Roosevelt with her belly exposed.

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There’s Grand Erie, and then there’s just plain Erie.

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Then there are the self-propelled scows, but notice the difference in

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engine exposure between this one shot by my sister and

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SPS-54 shot by me

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in August in Lyons.

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Thanks to Bob and Lucy for these fotos.  The last two are mine.

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All the fotos in this post come from my sister, who is currently making her way south along the Jersey shore heading into retirement aka Bahamas for Christmas.  In mid-August, they departed Muskegon, near where they took this foto of Samuel de Champlain in June 2011.   SDC was built in 1976 and is loa 142.’

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She passed Demolen–older sister of Ellen McAllister– several times, once on August 26, 2013.

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She took the next three fotos on August 28, 2013.  Mike Donlon is 53′ and christened in Philly in 1999.

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J-Krab, 25′ built in 2010.

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Wilfred M. Cohen is a 1948 Newport News-built railroad tug now flying the Canadian flag.   Click here to see lots of fotos of her on tugboathunter.   Also, here’s a great Great Lakes search site.

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The next day in the vicinity of Detroit, she ran into this huge unit.  ITB Presque Isle, launched 1972, loa 148′ with a 31′ draft . . . uses 14,840 hp to move a 978′ barge by the same name.

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Here’s St Mary’s Cement II pushed by Sea Eagle II, 1979 launched at Modern Marine Power although also Candian-flagged, I think.

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That’s the Detroit skyline in the distance.

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On September 6, she passed Invincible, 94′ loa and 1979-built in Fort George, FL.

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She also passed this unidentified unit.  Anyone help?

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Last one for now, on September 16, already in the western end of the Erie Canal, she ran into this vessel.  Guess her age?

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Dahlke was built in Ferrysburg, MI in 1903!!   That puts her only two years younger than Urger, built there as well.  Here’s quite the Ferrysburg historic vessel page.

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Ah . . . the Great Lakes . . .  Anyone interested in a summer project to cruise from the sixth boro to Duluth and back and forth to catch more of these eclectic vessels?

And if you’re interested in following my sister, click here.

As I scrambled away from the train, Meredith C. Reinauer ruffled the glassy calm of the river at the Rondout  Light.  Here long ago the Delaware and Hudson Canal completed its 108-mile journey from coal country to what was then the fast river transport to sixth boro coal market.

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And here waiting for me was my flesh-and-blood sister and brother-in-law and their Maraki, which they sailed around the world in the 1990s.  See their newly-inaugurated blog here.

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This was an opportunity, to rediscover the Hudson Valley with them, after all we never see or step into the same Hudson twice.  I’ve seen Esopus Meadows light many times before, but

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have never passed the volunteer boat.

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When last I saw this “castle,” it was a Redemptorist retreat center, but now it’s something different.

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It was gratifying to see the pilotboat John E. Flynn on station at Norrie Point.

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The last time I recall seeing this house in Hyde Park I’d not sensed it would rival the other mansions there, like the Vanderbilt and the FDR (currently closed because of the shutdown! !@!@##) homes.

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Maraki and Grande Caribe had last crossed paths on the Erie Canal.   More large sightseeing vessels on the Hudson soon.

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Maraki had sailed under this first bridge when it was still a disused rail structure.

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!@#@!  ?  pirate canoe club?

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OK . .  I had to put up another foto of Patricia.

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The Hudson Valley is a spectacular place.  More soon.  A version of it . . . in print . . . check out T. C. Boyle’s World’s End.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

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