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Jack Ronalds took this photo of Ontario (Jeffrey K. McAllister) and Erie (Missy McAllister) in Canso back in August 2016.

John Jedrlinic took this in the sixth boro in December 2008.

I took the photo below a few months earlier in 2008, as the transfer from Normandy to Ross Sea was happening.

Grouper has been featured here many, many times over the years, but you’ve never seen this much of her out of the water;  it’s “draw-down” time on the Erie Canal near lock E-28A.  These photos come from Bob Stopper a few weeks ago.

 

From Bangkok, Ashley Hutto sends along photos of a decidedly pastel Thai tug

with two barges

on a hawser.

Thanks to Jack, Jed, Bob, and Ashley for these photos.

 

Guess the locations here and . . .

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here?  Answers follow.

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This one should be obvious.  What’s the Philly-bound tug?

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It’s Lucky D.

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Here’s Chesapeake Coast, probably North River and then Hudson River bound.

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B. Franklin Reinauer is Sound-bound.

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And some light tugs . . . Elizabeth,

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Joan Turecamo,

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Chesapeake,

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Megan McAllister, 

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. . . Margaret Moran and Pegasus.

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The top two were . . . locations were Chao Phraya River in Bangkok and the Staten Island side of the Narrows, with tug Gulf Dawn outbound.   Click here for some Thai tugs from almost seven years ago.  Thanks much to Ashley Hutto for the first photo.

As a followup to “Mystery Tugs,” here’s a few more. My favorite, below, could be called the naked tug: controls under an awning, slant mount engine, a welding unit, and the hook. Last chance to guess the location and river: a clue is that its name means “river of kings” and previously locals referred to it as Menam.

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A passenger vessel cuts close to a tug with an unlikely portside door, and what hangs over the engine compartment?

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Laundry and more laundry.

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So, all these tugs operate on the Chao Phraya, flowing through Bangkok, where Richard lives and  Conrad set such works as Typhoon, Secret Sharer, and Falk, a novella about a tugboat captain.

Thanks to Richard for fotografing these unusual tugs. Notice the “towing bitt” abaft that looks like an oversize cup holder. Follow the aftward slant of the engine and you’ll have a sense where the prop might be located. Deck house configuration allows 360 degree visibility.

 

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Towing line is fairly long…

 

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…before getting to the stone boats filled with gravel that might come from one of Alice‘s many siblings.

 

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You guess the city and river. I’ll repost on this in a few days with more tug fotos from this port. A clue is that although I’m sending from near the Winooski, the city is not on that river, and the river certainly doesn’t flow from the Green Mountains.

 

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