Archive of: Onboard

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A new bird heads north to Southeast Alaska for Olympic Tug & Barge

A new bird heads north to Southeast Alaska for Olympic Tug & Barge

In late November 2012 the crew of Kestrel was preparing their brand new tug for its maiden voyage to Alaska.

May 2013
Working in shallow N.Y. creeks, towboat and barge find a niche

Working in shallow N.Y. creeks, towboat and barge find a niche

Sunrise on a cold February morning found the towboat and barge surrounded by so little water that they hardly seemed afloat.

May 2013
La. college, towing company join forces to create Inland Bridge Resource Management training

La. college, towing company join forces to create Inland Bridge Resource Management training

If you sketch a plan view of Berwick Bay — a swelling of the Atchafalaya River at Morgan City, La., where the Port Allen Alternate Route, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and bayous Teche, Boeuf and Shaffer converge on the river — you get a drawing resembling an octopus in trouble.

April 2013
Circa 1950 railcar tugboat isn’t too old for modern-day towing training

Circa 1950 railcar tugboat isn’t too old for modern-day towing training

For more than half a century, the historic tugboat Cornell moved railcar floats, assisted cargo ships, opened ice-choked channels and starred in movies.

February 2013
Wiggins Tug & Barge: A niche on the Oregon coast

Wiggins Tug & Barge: A niche on the Oregon coast

“Big boats have big problems; small boats have small problems.”

February 2013
Coos Bay Bar: Currents, ‘tule fog’ pose challenges for Oregon coast’s seasoned pilots

Coos Bay Bar: Currents, ‘tule fog’ pose challenges for Oregon coast’s seasoned pilots

The Coos Bay Bar, one of several port entrances on the Oregon coast, has a well-justified reputation for being unfriendly to shipping.

February 2013
Aboard ASD tug William S, Bisso crew are feeling pretty cool

Aboard ASD tug William S, Bisso crew are feeling pretty cool

February 2013
Linking East Coast cities, McAllister tug does the work of hundreds of trucks

Linking East Coast cities, McAllister tug does the work of hundreds of trucks

In the wheelhouse of the tug Donal G. McAllister, Capt. David Jurs looked on with admiration as another McAllister tug nudged a large container barge into its berth at the Seagirt Marine Terminal in Baltimore.

December/January 2013
Tug festival of parades, lights and heritage

Tug festival of parades, lights and heritage

Wendy Murray, manager at the Alcove Marina & Pub, a funky tavern perched on a backwater channel of the Hudson River in Schuylerville, N.Y., summed it up: “All we hear about all year long is the Waterford Tugboat Roundup.”

December/January 2013
Shaver Transportation: Rich past and innovative present on the Columbia

Shaver Transportation: Rich past and innovative present on the Columbia

The history of Shaver Transportation has been bound to the growth of Portland, Ore., and navigation on the Columbia River system since 1880 when George W. Shaver founded the company.

October/November 2012
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