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No sandy beaches here, although I saw a few farther north closer to the US border and the maps point to some farther south.

My first thought was that this was a cross, like the Christ near Rosarito I saw, but it turned out to be an aid to navigation.

The entrance to Ensenada is a breakwater quite built up with tetrapods. 

I don’t know how long ago Kittiwake was sold, but she was built at the very familiar Washburn & Doughty shipyard in Maine.  Click on that link for a walk-through of the 2002 expedition/research vessel built for some folks in Narragansett Bay.

Wan Hai 322 was in port, as was

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On one pier a clutch of tugboats and fishing boats awaits a call.

The two I got the best view of were J. Porres (ex-CMM Cordoba 1998)

and this one I was unable to identify. Boluda Towage Mexico is the leader in Mexican towing and a subsidiary of the second largest towing group worldwide. 

Fish, shipping, and grapes figure of the seal on the city.  

Ensenada has a vineyard culture and a craft beer scene,

the latter of which I sampled after hours and found quite satisfactory.  This drinking establishment had interesting decor on ceiling and walls made from . . . styrofoam!

Salud!  All photos and any errors, WVD.

 

Click here for the previous posts in this series.  It’s good for me to revisit past posts because then I can locate and correct some errors, like having two “2”s in this series, now corrected.  I also notice that i’ve learned a thing or two about a thing or two.  Like, technically, the color is not “maroon” but “signal red.”  Or is it?  Maybe only model makers call it that? I’m also happy about the people I’ve met along the way who helped me learn these things and who sometimes send along photos.  All photos today were taken a bit south of the sixth boro and come from frequent contributor Jed Jedrlinic.

Jed took all these photos around Norfolk a few years back on the dates shown, but let me arrange the boats in the order of manufacture.

Patricia Moran was built in 1962 but then saw a major redesign and rebuilt in 1999;  it was the 4th of the MORtrac class. The only photo I’ve found of her pre-1999 is here . . .  on page 3.

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

I don’t mean to be critical, but the modern wheelhouse/rest of the house marriage here looks . . .  transitional to my 2016 eyes.

PATRICIA MORAN

Marci Moran launched in 1999, the first Moran tractor  built at Washburn & Doughty  (W & D).

photo date 5 OCT 2010

photo date 5 OCT 2010

Karen Moran, 2000, the 2nd W & D tractor.

photo date 2 JULY 2010

photo date 2 JULY 2010

 

photo date 2 JULY 2010

photo date 2 JULY 2010

Tracy Moran, 2000, already the 4th W & D tractor.

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

 

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Kaye E Moran, 2003, the 8th W & D tractor.

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

 

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photo date 9 MARCH 2010

April Moran, 2006, the 12th W & D tractor.

photo date 9 MARCH 2011

photo date 9 MARCH 2011

 

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

And finally, one of my photos, JRT Moran is the most recent–so far–and 29th W & D tractor for Moran. She’s barely seen here, but in the background are Kirby Moran–27th, and James D. Moran–28th by  . . . W & D.  Rhat’s also the ATB Linda Moran in the way background.

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All photos credited to John Jedrlinic, except the last one, which was taken by Will Van Dorp.

Loretta B Moran is not yet ready for a christening, but the shell leaves little to the imagination.  Stuart Pate took these a few weeks back at the Washburn Doughty & Associates yard up in East Boothbay, Maine.

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Looking at these newbuilds prompts some questions:  How many tugboats* are there in the world?  How many in the US?  What is the average age of the US fleet?  What is the only country counting MORE tugboats than the US?  Answers at end of post.  (* counting only “seagoing” and greater than 100 gross tons.)  I guess this is a miniTugsterteaser, since you get the answers by the end of the post.  The tug in the water might be Catherine C. Moran.

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I’m guessing the other tug-in-progress here is Lizzie B. Moran.

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Thanks, Stuart.  Stuart’s fotos were previously  featured here and here.  I love the primer colors!

The numbers are :  13,473, 1489, and 33 years average age.  Country is Indonesia, a nation of 230 million people scatttered over more than 17,000 islands.  The source is Marcon International.

And a followup question:  ever hear of Rufus W King?  According to this article in 1828 it was the first tugboat in the sixth boro . . . possibly anywhere.

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