Tugboat Devon

As long as we’re on the subject of boats, let’s go to one of my favorite categories, the tugboat. Here’s a snap from 1994 of the Devon at the dock in Philadelphia.


Was a perfect morning for that photo, which prints much nicer than it scans for digital use here. Can’t wait to get out and do some old school photography soon. Will be interesting to see the artistic differences.


Tugboat Sunk

Digging into the archives, I found photos of the sinking of the Delilah, an old tugboat that finally found new life as an artificial reef.


The photo is a scan from an negative, with the original image made in the late 1990’s. Here’s a fuzzy shot of the last moments of the sinking:


In fact, I think this was in January of 1998 off the mouth of the Delaware Bay. Surely the hulk is still down there making a home for sea creatures.

Tugboat Video Visit

I had the good fortune of heading back to the Philadelphia waterfront, only a stone’s throw from where I used to work. I visited a handsome tugboat and made this video, showing you some of the particulars. Take a look.

I want to thank the captain and crew for having me aboard. It was fun to check out a newer boat with all the latest equipment. I hope to stop by again soon.

Steady as she goes…

Here’s a photo I happened upon a few nights ago. Was driving along the coast of Savaneta, Aruba, DWI and spotted a tugboat steaming south as the sun set.

Tugboat headed south off Savaneta, Aruba, DWI.

Tugboat headed south off Savaneta, Aruba, DWI.

Always a good idea to keep a camera handy. This was my Nikon 1 AW, a great little unit that does a good job without much work on the users part. And, with all the media we have today, you can share instantly and enjoy.

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