Archive of: Onboard

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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
On British Columbia’s rivers, tug captains learn to read tides and currents

On British Columbia’s rivers, tug captains learn to read tides and currents

Tugs have been towing aggregate-laden barges out of British Columbia’s Pitt River and on down the Fraser River since the days of wooden scows and steam-powered tugs.

September 2012
Legacy: Crowley’s new ATB demonstrates what the biggest of them all can do

Legacy: Crowley’s new ATB demonstrates what the biggest of them all can do

At 1624 on a breezy day in March, the seagoing tug Legacy, coupled to the tank barge 750-1, cleared the jetties at the mouth of the Mississippi River, made the Southwest Pass Sea Buoy and entered the Gulf of Mexico, bound for Tampa, Fla.

June/July 2012
Tug built for Alaskan waters gets a warm welcome in New York

Tug built for Alaskan waters gets a warm welcome in New York

A tour of the ports of New York and New Jersey aboard Donjon Marine’s tug, the 81-by-28-foot Meagan Ann, affords a mere glimpse of the company’s numerous and diverse operations in one of the world’s busiest harbors.

June/July 2012
Last of Navy’s original ‘Big’ harbor tugs still shines in Puget Sound

Last of Navy’s original ‘Big’ harbor tugs still shines in Puget Sound

Based at Naval Station Everett in Washington, Pokagon continues to assist the Navy’s assets in Puget Sound, even though the Navy now has new azimuthing stern drive (ASD) tugs.

May 2012

Mowing the lawn: NOAA ship and crew go to great lengths to create accurate charts

May 2012

New ship-docking tug exhibits agility in tight corners

March 2012

From Chicago to Peoria, navigating the Illinois Waterway

December/January 2012
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