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Sometimes I like to start new categories so that the numbers don’t get so high, boats no longer extant or frequent get a second look, and we realize that time is passing pretty fast.  So all the photos here I took more than seven years ago.  Some have been on the blog before, but not together and not edited exactly as they are now.

Like Norwegian Sea, she used to be a wintertime staple running up the River, easily recognizable by her upper wheelhouse.

Juliet is still around but not very busy under her new name . . . it seems.

This boat, like her namesake, is gone too soon. Pegasus is still around but no longer looks this way.

Zeus was on the Great Lakes after working in the sixth boro, but I’ve lost track of her.

Volunteer, another unmistakable profile, now long time gone from here.

Zachery  . . . still around and still working. High Peace is now registered Vietnamese and goes by Pvt Dolphin.

Just to break the pattern here, here’s a photo I took of Zachery a few days ago.

Take my word for this last photo . . . the distant unit I can’t identify although I’m guessing a Reinauer boat, but the closer vessel is outrageous.  Actually I mean Outrageous.  That’s the name.  Click here (and scroll) for a previous photo of Outrageous, which I believe used to be based in the sixth boro.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

I’m very impressed . . . all the images I put up yesterday got identified and within a few hours either in comments section or on Facebook.

The top foto yesterday came from Thomas Scian of the USS Slater project in Albany.  Click here to read the latest Slater Signals publication with info about the upcoming dry-docking.   Thomas has promised to keep us informed about the tow down the Hudson around mid-February–in two weeks or so already– so that this transit can be well-photographed.  I took the foto below back in September 2013.  Here’s the info on Slater.


The engine room pics came from Kelsey Patrick Connors.  The first engine room is from Navigator, with twin EMDs 12-645-e4, 2150hp each.   Here’s a foot of Navigator Norfolk-bound out  the Narrows.


Some of you commented on how clean the Detroit Diesel was.  It’s one of two 16-cylinder 149s at 900 hp that power Outrageous.   I took these fotos of Outrageous in May 2009.



Thanks much to Kelsey and Thomas for use of the pics.   Thanks all of you for your answers.   I have no news on Sea Lion.

Caddell’s has quite the history.  It also has a busy present.  Sunday . . . four tugs and a barge ccupied the dry docks.  First, Franklin Reinauer


showed her wheels inside kort nozzles.


In the next dock, Christine (thanks to identification by Jed and Allen) McAllister tug.


See the size of the worker relative to the wheels.  Christine‘s size and (to me) unusual climbing arrangement are proof-positive.


Next dock . . .  was Gateway‘s  NavigatorOutrageous has appeared here before, most recently here; I’ve not seen Navigator before.


And last but not least, also a veteran of this blog,  James Turecamo, I believe.


Oh and the barge . . . sorry I took no foto.

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Actually Portside’s Mary Whalen project is truly worthy of your support.  Proceeds of this fundraiser do not go for Whalen restoration:  rather, they will support Portside’s mission of hosting visiting vessels (tugs, historic vessels, charter and excursion boats, government boats of the FDNY, NYPD, USACE, DEP, NOAA, and more.  Come to the fundraiser on Saturday, June 13–(just one week before the Mermaid Parade)– 6 through 9 pm at Brooklyn Lyceum.  Tickets are $50, raffle on site, auction online.  Tickets here and more info here.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Unrelated but Harbor Night is this Friday night, and River Day . . .  the longest day, starts Saturday.



First this, . . . from a certain waterblogger I tandempost with,  about a Saturday gathering.

The Dann Ocean towing boat below bore no identifying info.  At first I wondered if it was Allie B returned from Romania, but it seemed smaller than Allie B.  An erudite reader helped me identify it.  Answer follows.


Here’s another shot, with Dorothy Elizabeth on the Staten Island side.


I posted Outrageous a year ago here moving a barge on the hip westbound on the East River.   Just today, thanks to Bob Beegle on the tugboats yahoo group I learned it’s the ex-Maya “built in 1981 by Dravo Steelship for Apex Towing Company (Apex Oil), as a shallow draft tug capable of working both inland and coastal waters and fitted with both steering and flanking rudders.  Reportedly very maneuverable.”  Great name, unusual profile.


Brian Nicholas 1966 (ex-Banda Sea, Jenna B., Bunker Tide, Dad II)  pushes


a scow.  Note:  Dad is an acronym.  Expansion comes tomorrow.


Approaching is Dorothy Elizabeth 1951! (ex-Gotham and Christine Gellatly) with its unmistakeable color scheme.


And we’ll end as we started with a Dann Ocean Towing boat . . .  but this one is identified:  Thomas Dann 1975 (ex-Yabucoa Service, Yabucoa, Yabucoa Sun), named for a town in southeastern Puerto Rico.


Here’s another shot of Thomas Dann.


So if you identified that first boat as Comet, you’d be right.  Thanks to Harold E. Tartell for the ID.  I ran a foto of Comet here a year ago.

Photos, WVD.

Random Tugs 16 ended with a mystery vessel on Long Island Sound. Harold Tartell and Greg Walsh separately identified it as Peggy Winslow now hailing from Falmouth, ME. Thanks!  The fotos on Winslow Marine‘s site remind me of coastal New England. Thanks to Harold for the foto below and the next one, which

shows Peggy Winslow in her first life beginning in 1970 as Mister Chris, then out of Port Aransas, Texas.

Moving a light barge under the Brooklyn Bridge Sunday was the best-named tug I’ve seen in a while: Outrageous, out of Philadelphia.

Outrageous is my term for what’s happened in Red Hook in the past few years, reacted to in this You Tube clip. See the film maker’s myspace here. … not to malign the truckable tug working there recently. I think it’s Big K, but I can’t confirm that.

Two minutes later this “pickup-truckable” tug appeared; judging by the bow gear, it’s a floating forklift bearing some semblance of Ikea colors?

To end this installment, a mystery tug, headed Sunday morning past the east side of Bayonne making for the KVK. Anyone know it?

Photos, WVD.

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