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*I could have called this “ports of ___” because I’m not telling you yet where this unexpected location is.  Not yet.  Tomorrow.

These photos were sent to me yesterday.  And I’m asking for your help if you chose, later in this post.

Here are the wares delivered by the “french bakery” boat.

In tomorrow’s post, I’ll tell you where this is.

All photos sent from afar.  Again . . . where?

Now . . . I said I’m asking for your help.  Here’s why:  it turns out that in much of February and a part of March I will be very occupied and way inland.  So I’m asking for some relief crew posts.  Here are ones you have helped me with in the past.

Guidelines:  One to five related photos that you have permission to share; can be contemporary or historical; a short paragraph or caption for each but not too much text; no politics or religion; must be boat or truck topic; might be commercial … as in selling a book, CD, painting, service, vessel, idea, project . . .    There can always be exception, but it MUST be photo-driven, sparse text with embedded links . . . . as in the tugster format.

Don’t worry about creating the post or embedding links;  just send me the photo(s) and explanatory text to my email or PM on FB, and I’ll remain the editor.  You can choose to use a nickname.  Here’s your chance for some free publicity.

I’ll have access to wifi, just tied up and inland.

No . .  I’m not infirm, getting rehab, going to prison, expecting to be kidnapped, entering the witness protection program, or becoming a fugitive .  . . I just have some business to attend to starting in early February in a place of snow and ice.  If you want to ask some questions first about your relief post, I respond promptly.



Yesterday’s mystery location was the Italian port of Gaeta, which happens to be homeport for the Sixth Fleet.  Kudos to Jim for guessing in in comments;  yes . ..  others of you ID’d it via email and thanks.  The tugs shown there belong to the “rimorchiatori napoletani” fleet  (Salvage Tug San Cataldo (1986), 32,41×8,60×4,25, 3.090 HP/KW ;   Salvage Tug Tarentum (1985), 32,41×8,60×4.25, 2.205 HP/KW;   Salvage Tug Vesuvio (1983).  Here’s the link but you have to scroll most of the way through to find it.   Many thanks again to Maureen for passing the fotos along.  Actually I should have called yesterday’s post .  ..  “non-boro tugs 4” but  . . . I didn’t think of it then and I’m leaving it.

Fotos below–with the unique “house”–come compliments of Seth Tane, former resident of the sixth boro on NYC.  Guess the location?

Here’s a close-up.  This tug/trailer reminds me of Dutch barges with the captain’s automobile carried on deck, as seen in this and this post from a little over a year ago. .

Thanks much to Seth Tane for these fotos.

This foto of a mystery port comes from Maureen.

I’ll reveal the name of the port tomorrow.

Thanks much, Maureen.  Happy parents day.

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