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Here was 11 about an honest Navy tug turned narco-mothership, possibly, and wondering where she now may be.

I owe this post to tugboathunter, who caught not only a major typo in yesterday’s post but also presented me a key to understanding an unusual looking trawler called Nomada.  I’ll be direct . . . two, three, four decades ago she was an austere tugboat called Colinette (little hill) working in Canada.  See addition at the end of this post.  Six and seven decades ago she was a Royal Canadian Navy tug that crossed the Atlantic to operate out of unidentified ports in the UK.   My source for all this is here, which tugboathunter pointed me toward.

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An hour and some after dawn yesterday I caught this fotos, and imagined she was a rough-cut Krogen type trawler, a scaled-down coastal freighter replica,   or some hybrid thereof.

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Who would think she started life 70 years ago on Owen Sound.

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I’d love to see interior fotos.

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All these shots by Will Van Dorp.

And this just in from Jason LaDue, Colinette back in November 1999.

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What a retrofit job!

Here was 5.  Early May means recreational vessels return to the sixth boro, even if

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only for the purpose of transiting through, like Nomada Sultana, a Canadian trawler.  See the note at the end of this post.  Nomada has an amzing story.

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Anchored just east of the eastmost VZ Tower this morning was this small workboat, with

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Florida registration.  No one seemed around.

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This Delaware-registered ketch was quite the

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anonymous beauty.

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Pioneer III took a party out past tanker New Confidence to fish.

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Revenir came into the Narrows recently.

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From the name I had guessed an insurance company . . . but this boat operates between Manhattan and a golf course in Jersey.

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And finally . . . it appears to be Swivel, one of the 65′ WYTLs sold out of the Coast Guard.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.  Happy smallcrafting for all.

So the Nomada story is that once she was a Royal Canadian Navy tugboat built in 1943.  As such she crossed the Atlantic on her own.  I guess I’d better do a post on her tomorrow.   If you’re upriver, keep your eyes peeled;  she’s headed for Lake Erie.

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