Author: Story and photos by Will Van Dorp

World War II tow down the Hudson takes New York by storm

Stone scows don’t draw much attention, and the principal activity of the New York State (NYS) Marine Highway Transportation Co. is moving stone. The operator’s tugboats travel up and down the Hudson River with regularity, pushing one or more stone…

Converted Alaska crabber pursues sharks for science

A ship anchored five miles southwest of Montauk Point Light on Long Island for several weeks last August had an unusual profile — a large boxy deckhouse far aft and high bow with significant open deck space in between.

Compactness, power make this the handiest tug in Puerto Rico

In late April 2012, Capt. Neftali Padilla and a crew arrived at the Great Lakes Shipyard in Cleveland, Ohio. It was his second trip to Cleveland, this time to deliver a new tugboat called Handy-Three to Puerto Rico Towing & Barge Co. located in San Juan, Puerto Rico.