Archive of: Onboard

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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

Former Navy tugboat gets updated again as a green z-drive

August 2011

Shipyard finds its niche in truckable pushboats and smaller workboats

June/July 2011
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