Category Archives: General Ramblings

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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North River Work

One of the feathers in any New York Boatman’s cap is being able to run to and from Albany and any points en route on the Hudson River. Though as any tug boater in the harbor will tell you, it’s … Continue reading

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Last Call

As anyone following the maritime industry at all knows, operators across several sectors are facing low rates caused by shrinking demand for their services in conjunction with record overcapacity. Oil field services are what first comes to mind, with the … Continue reading

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#Winterisntcomingitshere

Well everyone can stop using their Game of Thrones “winter is coming” hash tags, myself included. Winter is here in New York harbor, though thankfully we haven’t seen any white walkers…yet. It has however started to get cold, and we’ve … Continue reading

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One Year Later

A year ago I was on a tug anchored in the north river having a shitty day. We had headed to anchorage just south of the GW to ride out weather for a few days with our loaded barge before … Continue reading

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Proposed Hudson Anchorages Part Deux

Well the NIMBY crowd has come out in full force and truly used the wonderful internet propaganda machine to stir up the population with armageddon scenarios, mis truths, and a few out right lies. The comment period has been extended … Continue reading

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Quissett Harbor, a little slice of heaven

The last few days have consisted of a large dosing of sunshine, cape sand, and salt water. All courtesy of a spot called Quissett harbor, and “The Knob” in Falmouth. Just up the coast from the Buzzards Bay side of … Continue reading

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