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In 1953, Thomas Thompson, cook aboard Dalzell Towing's tugboat Datzellera, wrote a guest column for the Brooklyn Eagle's feature Harbor Lights.   “I am allocated $10.05 per day to feed six men, three meals apiece, or a total of 18 meals...

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Subjects: Food and Drink

Tug captains use landmarks (points on land visible from the water) to tell other mariners and the Coast Guard VTS (Vessel Traffic Service - the harbor equivalent of air traffic controllers) where they are.  This is not always as straightforward as...

Greater New York Marine Transportation is a small tug and barge company that is a tenant of the Erie Basin Bargeport. Greater New York Marine has one oil barge and two tugs (EASTERN DAWN, THE DORY) which deliver fuel products with the barges and...

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Subjects: Maritime

Vane Line Bunkering (sometimes called Vane Brothers) at the foot of Red Hook’s Court Street in the Gowanus Bay, occupies part of the site of the former Ira S. Bushey & Sons facility. The property is owned by Buckeye who also owns and operates...

Tugboat Information.com has a searchable website that provides descriptions of tugboats both active and retired.

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Subjects: Maritime

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