You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘The Chancellor’ tag.

Stewart calls this “museum tugs of the Great Lakes.”

“We start in Lake Superior, specifically Two Harbors, with  Edna G., built in 1896 and assisted freighters for 80 years.  [You can find previous appearances of this tug on this blog here. ]

Next we go to Sturgeon Bay with  John Purves. She was built in 1919 [at Beth Steel in Elizabeth NJ, I might add] and during World War 2 found herself armed with machine guns on her deck and out in Alaska protecting the shipping channels….

A short ways away in Kewaunee is our next tug,  Ludington. She was also a war veteran. Originally built as LT-4 in 1943, she helped moved barges to Normandy on D-Day.

All the way down in Lake Erie, at the bow of the museum freighter Col. James M. Schoonmaker, is our next tug,  Ohio. She was built in 1903 as a fireboat, and stayed this way until she was bought in 1948 by the Great Lakes Towing Company, and converted into a tug. She served this job until 2015, and in 2018 was converted and restored with the purpose of being a museum ship.

Finally, we end in Lake Ontario in Oswego New York, where yet another war veteran has retired. This tug is USAT LT-5, which is a sister ship of Ludington. [In fact, Ludington is hull# 297, and Nash is hull# 298, from Jakobson in Oyster Bay NY.]  She was launched in 1943, had 50 caliber machine guns on her deck, and also helped haul barges to Normandy on D-Day.  [Her dimensions are 114′ x 25′ x 14′.  And on June 9, 1944, her Norwegian crew shot down a German fighter aircraft.]

Thank you for reading this post.  All pictures from museumships.us, which is remembering history one ship at a time.”

Thank much, Stewart.

And I could leave well done alone, but this is an opportunity to mention one more . . . Urger.  Here she is less than 10 miles from Lake Ontario, pulled over above lock O-3 by a state employee on a mission. He wanted to look the 1901 tug over and lamented his son wasn’t there to get the tour with him.  Hats off, officer.   The info on museumships here is, unfortunately, three years out of date.

June 2014

And why not another . . . Urger here in 2018 alongside The Chancellor.

Last two photos,WVD.

 

Let’s start with LT-5 at the H. Lee White Maritime Museum.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s The Chancellor at the NYS Canals dry dock as it was being flooded.   Here’s a recent tugster post focused on this vessel.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Now the marketing name for this “tug” is a “barge pusher.” 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s a closer up of the engine unit and hydraulic-driven thruster, operating near Rotterdam Junction.

0aaaarrt3

From Maraki in St. Eustatius . . .  it’s Triumph.   notice the submerged tug off to her port side.

0aaaarrt3a

0aaaarrt3b

Here . . . tending the piledriver in Amsterdam is Sarah L_Anne . . .  I can’t quite make out the name.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Also from Maraki, it’s Statia Reliant off the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean.

0aaaarrt4a

Back to the waters just east of Lock 11, it’s Wm. Donnelly tending a scow.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Thsnks to Ashley Hutto, this photo of Buccaneer, taken Tampa.

0aaaarrt1a

And to end where we started . . .  it’s Oswego’s LT-5, accented by crepuscular rays.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

x

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,373 other followers

If looking for specific "word" in archives, search here.
Questions, comments, photos? Email Tugster

Graves of Arthur Kill

Click on image below to order your copy of Graves of Arthur Kill, by Gary Kane and Will Van Dorp. 3Fish Productions.

Seth Tane American Painting

Read my Iraq Hostage memoir online.

My Babylonian Captivity

Reflections of an American hostage in Iraq, 20 years later.

Archives

July 2020
M T W T F S S
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031