Will inspects the circa-1920's ferry
Steve in his SHINY new boat!
Tom with Bloxom
Red Boat Photo Op.
Red Boats. Foreground - Tahe Marine, "Hot Tamale", launched April 2010. Background, "Bloxom", (aka LT-653) built in Point Pleasant, WV, for the US Army in 1944.
Tom & Tony
Will w/Bloxom. YOG-64 in background. Later renamed Francis Reinauer.
1926 ferry Seawell''s Point and the remains of the New Bedford. The New Bedford was built in 1928 and saw much service in WWII, including as a hospital ship at Normandy.
2 unidentified old tugs.
Another WW2 vet, the LTR-89, later Hila.
Side view of Hila
Will with the Ned Moran. Built in 1930 at A.C.Brown & Sons in Tottenville, not far from her final resting place here at Witte's in Rossville.
Will & I made an extra stop at Tottenville Marine.
Police launch being maintained
I said it on Frogma, and I'll repeat it here -
If the Witte yard is a graveyard --
this is a lifeyard. Look at this great old tug being taken care of...
And here's another. Tugster & tug! We came in to see the Decker, which we'd seem heading south as we were heading north.
the Torm Kristina in the anchorage at Gravesend Bay. Will & I were trying & failing to make out the name, so I grabbed this picture in hopes that my camera had sharper eyes than me. It did!
Tugster cools down in the Arthur Kill. Again, for lots more info on the ships & boats shown here, visit http://tugster.wordpress.com & search for "graveyard".