Tugboat Roys Boys moving through Gloucester Harbor this morning
An excellent website for tugboat enthusiasts: TugboatInformation.com
“Roys Boys was built in 1967, by the Morehead Marine Corporation of Morehead City, North Carolina, as the Cap’n Ed for the Norfolk Dredging Corporation of Norfolk, Virginia.
In 2016, the tug was acquired by the Tucker Roy Marine Towing and Salvage Incorporated of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. Where she was renamed as the Roy Boys.
She is a twin screw tug, rated at 900 horsepower.”
A photo of her when she was the Cap’n Ed–don’t you think she’s so much sharper looking today?
Sure is a pretty tugboat and loved seeing the Roderick McAllister in Gloucester Harbor during Schooner Festival. On my way into Cambridge to do an installation last Thursday and there it was docked in Boston Harbor, looking good from the Tobin Bridge vantage point.
Overcast skies and chilly temperatures. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
Deep sigh, and waiting for spring.
The Cedonia Crosby, from Tugboat Information:
Built in 1979, by Eymard and Sons Shipyard of Harvey, Louisiana (hull #12) as the Nora Adams for the Adams Marine Towing Company of Morgan City, Louisiana.
In 2008, the tug was acquired by Crosby Marine Transportation of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Cedonia Crosby.
Powered by two GM 12V-71 diesel engines. With a 6:1 reduction, for a rated 1,000 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two 30kW generators. The tug’s capacities are 10,000 gallons of fuel oil, and 2,000 gallons of potable water.
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from the Gloucester Daily Times;
The Independence’s many roles for Neptune GDF Suez provide “safety and security responsibilities, a communication conduit to the maritime community and logistical support for (tanker) personnel and equipment,” White said. Neptune GDF Suez has also offered Independence’s firefighting capability to the city of Gloucester should a waterfront fire ever occur.” CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE
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Early In the afternoon the Tugboat Success cruised past the dock. In the evening she was on the blocks at The east Gloucester Marine Railways.
Brian the Tugboat, Before and After Sunset
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I shot this video yesterday. For those of you with a quick internet connection or the patience to let the video load before playing it, the HD version of this video is here
Otherwise you can play the lower resolution one by clicking the arrow below.
The Huge High Tech Tug That Has Graced The Harbor Has Been Caught By The GMG Lens. Video Coming Tonight
Donna Ardizzoni writes-
Love this … not everyone gets to see a tugboat
early in the morning on their way to a meeting or school.
The biggest of the two LNG Project Support Tugboats the Independence Leaves Gloucester Harbor at Sunset.
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Men at Work
Capt. Bill from afar
close up. Please Shield your Eyes
Here are a couple of tugboats in the Port of Castries which are used to bring the cruise ships into port.
Click the picture and select “all sizes” to see it full size and greater clarity
Check out the size of this propeller next to the guy working on her.