The prettiest kind of snowy day, not too cold, with swirly fluffy flakes.
A horizon vista on an early gray December morning, a challenge for the naked eye with just a phone camera and binoculars. In the photo, the tugboat is approaching the direction of Thacher Island. I couldn’t identify the Tugboat and container ship (if that’s what it was); maybe a GMG reader will help.
An excellent website for tugboat enthusiasts: TugboatInformation.com
“Roys Boys was built in 1967, by the Morehead Marine Corporation of Morehead City, North Carolina, as the Cap’n Ed for the Norfolk Dredging Corporation of Norfolk, Virginia.
In 2016, the tug was acquired by the Tucker Roy Marine Towing and Salvage Incorporated of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. Where she was renamed as the Roy Boys.
Overcast skies and chilly temperatures. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
Deep sigh, and waiting for spring.
The Cedonia Crosby, from Tugboat Information:
Built in 1979, by Eymard and Sons Shipyard of Harvey, Louisiana (hull #12) as the Nora Adams for the Adams Marine Towing Company of Morgan City, Louisiana.
In 2008, the tug was acquired by Crosby Marine Transportation of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Cedonia Crosby.
Powered by two GM 12V-71 diesel engines. With a 6:1 reduction, for a rated 1,000 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two 30kW generators. The tug’s capacities are 10,000 gallons of fuel oil, and 2,000 gallons of potable water.
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from the Gloucester Daily Times;
The Independence’s many roles for Neptune GDF Suez provide “safety and security responsibilities, a communication conduit to the maritime community and logistical support for (tanker) personnel and equipment,” White said. Neptune GDF Suez has also offered Independence’s firefighting capability to the city of Gloucester should a waterfront fire ever occur.” CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE
Early In the afternoon the Tugboat Success cruised past the dock. In the evening she was on the blocks at The east Gloucester Marine Railways.
If you like tugboats or anything to do with tugboats you should check out my pal Tugster’s Blog here.
I shot this video yesterday. For those of you with a quick internet connection or the patience to let the video load before playing it, the HD version of this video is here
Otherwise you can play the lower resolution one by clicking the arrow below.