Monday, July 25, 2011

"Kimberly Poling " Catskill Point,New York . . .

"Magothy" Catskill Point,New York . . .

Built in 2008, by Thoma-Sea Boat Builders of Houma, Louisiana (hull #136) as the Magothy for Vane Brothers of Baltimore, Maryland.

She was the fourteenth Patapsco class tug built for Vane Brothers designed by Frank Basile of Entech and Associates of Houma, Louisiana.

Powered by two Caterpillar 3516 diesel engines with CNF Type 37 propeller nozzles for a rated 4,200 horsepower.

The tug's capacities are 89,910 gallons of fuel oil, and 8,816 gallons of potable water. Her towing gear consists of an INTERcon double-drum towing winch driven by a dedicated John Deere diesel engine.

"Flinterdijk" Catskill Point,New York

Monday, July 18, 2011

"BBC Everest" Catskill Point,New York . . .

"Lucy Reinauer" Catskill Point,New York

Built at Jakobson Shipyard, Inc. of Oyster Bay, New York in 1973 (hull #451) as the Texaco Diesel Chief for Texaco Marine.

She was later acquired by the Morania Oil Tanker corporation where she was renamed the Morania No. 5.

The tug was later sold and renamed as the May McGuirl.

She was then acquired by Reinauer Transportation of Staten Island, New York where she was renamed as the Lucy Reinauer.

In 2008, she was re powered, and fitted with a JAK-400 coupler system. Her side decks where enclosed and canted windows were added to the Upper wheelhouse.

JMS Naval Architects handled the engineering for the tug's conversion The work to the tug was done by Feeney's Enterprise of Kingston, New York.

She is a twin screw tug rated at 4,300 horsepower.
(Harold Tartell)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

"Java Sea" Nutten Hook,New York

"Built in 1981, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #360) as the Patriot by for Interstate Oil Transportation.

At the time, Interstate Oil Transportation maintained two fleets. Their Northeast Fleet or "Green Fleet" that operated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a Southern Fleet or "White fleet" that operated out of Tampa, Florida.

In the years that followed many changes came to Interstate Oil Transportation. A company called Southern National Resources purchased Interstate Oil Transportation (also known for a time as SONAT Marine) and SONAT eventually sold out to Maritrans Operating Partners LLP.

In 1998, Maritrans's northeast fleet was thinned. Many of the vessels where acquired by K-Sea Transportation Partners of New York, Reinauer Transportation (also of New York) and Vane Brothers of Baltimore, Maryland.

The Patriot was acquired by K-Sea Transportation where she was renamed as the Java Sea.

The tug was later outfitted with a JAK coupler system, she services K-Sea's JAK equipped 100,000 bbl barges. She is a twin screw tug rated at 4,800 horsepower."


"Cheyenne" Brandow Point,New York

"Built in 1965, by Ira S. Bushey and Sons of Brooklyn, New York (hull #628) as the tug Glenwood for Red Star Towing.

In 1970, she was acquired by Spentonbush Towing where she was renamed as the Cheyenne

The tug was later acquired by Amerada Hess where she retained her name.

She was then acquired by Empire Harbor Marine where the tug retained her name. The company would later be renamed as Port Albany Ventures.

In 2009, Port Albany Ventures was acquired by the DonJon Marine Company of Hillside, New Jersey. Where the tug retained her name.

She is a single screw tug fitted with a single Fairbanks Morse Diesel, she is a single screw tug rated at 1,800 horsepower."


Athens,New York

Friday, July 15, 2011

Knickerbocker Ice Company (ruins) North of Coeymans Landing,New York

"During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, natural ice cut from the Hudson River provided the New York City metropolitan area with much of its supply. This article briefly examines the history and technology of this industry, and its impact on local workers, communities and landscapes. The documentary history and visible remains of three ice house sites are analyzed, with ice house technology viewed as an integrated system of production and transportation. Results suggest that archaeological examination of such sites can be used to study variations in ice industry technology and reveal features not mentioned in the documentary record. Aerial photography and shoreline reconnaissance indicate that archaeological remains of many Hudson River ice houses are still preserved. These should be studied before they are destroyed by development. "

Karlskrona-Viggen nr83 II

"The VIGGEN was built by Karlskrona until 1971 (aprox.300 boats), after which they were built by Albin."

This is the only known K-Vigg in the USA,according to the folks at Viggenklubben . . .

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"Crow" Athens,New York

" Built in 1963, by Ira S. Bushey and Sons of Brooklyn, New York (hull #627) as the Crow for Ira S. Bushey and Sons.
The tug was later acquired by Red Star Towing, then Spentonbush Towing, and then by Amerada Hess. She was later acquired by Empire Harbor Marine which would eventually become Port Albany Ventures."