Monday, March 12, 2012

Tugboats galore.

My "Red Tugboat" post on Brooklyn Heights Blog has drawn enough favorable mention to make me want to post some more of my tug photos. Above is K-Sea's Solomon Sea passing Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park a few days ago.
Here is Henry Marine Service's trim little Dorothy J. making good speed as she approaches the southern tip of Manhattan at Battery Park in the fall of 2006. This Staten Island Advance story from June 9, 2010 tells of Henry Marine's filing for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Act, but also recounts Dorothy J.'s heroic role in the 2003 disaster involving the Staten Island Ferry Andrew J. Barberi.
The very small tug W.O. Decker is part of the South Street Seaport Museum's collection of historic vessels. Here she's seen tied up to the lightship Ambrose, also in the Museum's collection.
Another historic tug that has been preserved is Jupiter, shown here docked at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia.
This tug, spotted from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, has a low profile, indicating that she probably works on inland waterways where low bridges limit clearance, such as the Erie Canal.
Seen from Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, McAllister Towing's powerful McAllister Sisters has made fast to Bouchard Transportation's barge B.No.204.

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