I’ve been trying folks


Well I’ve been really trying to write more lately, it just isn’t happening though folks. It’s probably a combination of a lot of things, call it blogger’s fatigue, a lack of real excitement for work some days, and just too much going on with life. Frankly there hasn’t been a lot of happy news to write about in the industry lately. We’re all feeling the squeeze of low rates and equipment oversupply. As a consolation prize for reading that bit of pouting here are a few photos from Sail Boston 2017. During my last time off I did a quick two day trip to Boston and back from the Vineyard towing the Black Dog Tall Ship Shenandoah onboard my vacation home the tug Jaguar. We brought her up for the parade, towed her in the parade and then headed home. A few days later, with out me, Capt. Charlie and Jaguar made the return trip.

I’ll try and cheer things up a bit the next few weeks, and finish one or two pieces I’ve been writing. I’ve got some thoughts on more than a few of the recent big news events in the Industry. The U.S.S. Fitzgerald collision, the Hyannis Ferry Vs. The Hyannis Port Breakwall, the potential demise of paper charts, and hopefully a closer look at some new build equipment. I’m also considering getting back to writing more gear reviews, so let me know if thats something you the readers are interested in.



About newenglandwaterman

1600 Master Near Coastal, Master of Towing Vessels, and a whole binder full of other pieces of paper. You can find me at the controls, hooked up and hard over, when I'm not at home playing with the dogs
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1 Response to I’ve been trying folks

  1. tugster says:

    bleak story but some fantastic photos. remember what they say about the word-count of a photo. keep posting images like these and you’ll have more text than War and Peace . . .

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