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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

The City Dock of Brotherly Love

Well after a bit of a shake up here at the office, I’ve been re-assigned for the time being to the Philadelphia fleet. I’m on a sister ship to my previous vessel, with a pretty gravy contract shuffling one of … Continue reading

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Photo of the week, 05-11-17

“Sassafras westbound at sunken meadow for the gate, light one alongside, Sassafras”

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The Mark

The mark of experience, a certain kind of experience, that’s what the rust on the rails of a tug tween the quarter bitts and texas bar represents. I tend to agree with, as a mentor once told me, “A tugboat … Continue reading

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Photo of the week 03-04-17

Yet another one of my offices, in black and white.

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Offshore, Nearshore.

Another busy hitch spent mostly offshore. We crew changed on in Jacksonville a day early and ended up waiting a couples days at our Jacksonville yard for weather. Not so much local weather, but the weather for the Cape Hatteras … Continue reading

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On the Wire

It’s been a busy few weeks to start the new year, both at home and afloat. On the tugboat front we’ve put some miles under the keel in the last two weeks; roughly 2,000 to be specific. After nearly a … Continue reading

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Photos of the Week 12-24-16

More night time action from the harbor that never sleeps.

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