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Recognize this vessel?
It’s the 1982 Quenames, as I’ve never seen her before.
Anyone know the origin of that name?
One of GLDD’s crew boats . .. St. Johns River, I think,
from this angle looks
Can you identify this boat?
It’s 1965 Harry McNeal, seen here from riverbank perspective.
Note how the tug attaches to the notchless barge, and
the wooden support for the tracked crane. The “column” to lower left is a spud, which pins the barge to the bottom for stability while the crane is used.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Day 7 away from the sixth boro had found me quite desperate. I’d started to see tugs everywhere although of an unfamiliar sort: carved into quartz monzonite,
even along the South Carolina/Georgia state line on my road atlas !
So imagine my joy today when I finally met face-to-face longtime friend of the tugster blog, JED, who invited me onto C-Tractor 12 to see
tugs at work doing what could never be seen in the boro up north where supposedly I carry the title of mayor. Here in the St Johns River, C-Tractor 12 and C-Tractor 5 assist USS Klakring (FFG 42) as it heads for sea.