Dispatches from a working tug in New York Harbor, and from my little boat at home too.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
This is one of our regular stops on the Brian Nicholas. Often you'll see tugs laying on the caissons to the right of the building as they wait for their oil barges just across the river. We're looking at it from the north. A loaded scow has just been secured there by The Thomas Witte. In this picture we can't see the south side, but what happens is that as the scows get unloaded inside the shed they get shifted to the south through the building to a dock outside where they wait for a tug to take them away. The barge alongside the Brian is a little 90' deck barge that was being used to do some dock construction there.
I have a short video of the approach and the make-up and departure that I will post when I get home.