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OK, if old songs make for “classic rock,” then old photos of tugboats could be called classic roll or pitch, yaw, or some such.

Let’s start with one from March 2008 . . .  American Patriot over NW of Shooters Island as seen from the Port Elizabeth shoreline.  I’ve no idea why she was here and have never seen her again.

Given recycling of names, check out Dean Reinauer of June 2008 over by Gracie Mansion.

Same time period, here’s the Curtis Reinauer of that era.

Labrador Sea . . . she’s the first boat in this post that’s still around here.

Emma M. Roehrig  has changed colors twice since 2008 and has not been in the sixth boro for at least five years, maybe longer.

Great Gull still around back then.  She’s gone down to Panama.

And finally, June 2008 saw the transition from the Roehrig fleet into the K-Sea one.  Note the new name on the nearer tug although the colors were still Roehrig.  Aegean Sea had been Francis E. Roehrig.  The farther tug had been Vivian L. Roehrig, renamed Caribbean Sea under K-Sea, and now still works in the boro as Emily Ann.   Did Aegean NOT have a mast?

All photos from a decade ago by Will Van Dorp.

 

Seasons transition like spring into summer, moons wane and wax, and fleets change hands and trigger renaming . . . sort of like Nieuw Amsterdam overwritten with New York or Spitzer signs hastily replaced by Paterson ones at state projects. The paint’s probably dried on most of these boats. The ex-Heidi rumored to become Siberian Sea had served the Queen M2.

Annabelle was here in April, and the great Emma . . . don’t know what’ll become of her.

To better grasp her size, see the four crewmen. Maybe make her Atlantic Sea.

Brandon possibly turns into Solomon Sea.

Brandon again . . .

Vivian transitions to Caribbean Sea, with Meredith C (not spelled Sea) Reinauer in the background.

and Francis becomes Aegean Sea.

I’ve read on a discussion board that only a few sea names remain, but NOAA would disagree even without straying into fiction. All fotos . . . Will Van Dorp unless otherwise attributed.

Unrelated . . . altho this  is an unfortunate transitioning story, check out Mage’s UrbanArchology blogpost here.

I’d never seen this unnamed yellow tug, eastbound on East River, before just over a week ago, unless the yellow covers some familiar red or green. Can anyone Identify it?

More that happened by . . . Yemitzis, 1954, out of Staten Island, up close and Maryland, 1962, also out of Staten Island farther off.

Harry McNeal, 1965, out of Perth Amboy, I don’t recall seeing before either . . .

Sea Wolf, 1982, New York, sibling of Sea Lion pictured here though you need to scroll past mermaids and serpents. (Oh, yes about 40 days away!!)

Vivian L. Roehrig, 1961, Glen Cove, NY, also ex-Peter M. and H. D. Campbell.

Jenny Anne, 1958, out of Hoboken, with an incomparable paint scheme and shifts in identity, ex-Buras Lady, Harbor Lights, John O Seahorse, Gaby Lynn Gisclair.

And nary a red or green or red & green in the lot. Let me end with a question also: what has become of Hackensack, pictured below at the 2006 NYC tugboat race? Don’t tell me it’s now red/green?

Photos, WVD.

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