Sunday, July 23, 2017

Tug Differences: Wheelhouse Windows

A new tug difference was just spotted: the size of the windows behind the wheelhouse seat.  Thistle Dew 37VT46's are 31" x 13" while C'est Si Bon 37VT38's are 31" x 14".  The one inch difference looks even more dramatic in the picture above.

Spotted: Denny G. 37VT01

Just sold, Excelsior 36VT01 has a new owner and has been renamed Denny G.  Here she is today in Flounder Bay, just south of Anacortes, Washington.

Saturday, July 8, 2017


It's not very often we get an LNVT action shot!  That is Sally W 37VT42 on Lake Champlain handling the rough seas with ease.  28 knot winds, seas 1-3 foot and those freeing ports work exactly as Jim Backus designed!  

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tug Spotting

Saltwater Joys 37VT12 is in the water and now on her new mooring in Grand Lake.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Special Birthday

From Mike Dunn, Wally 41VT02

My granddaughter turned 9 yesterday, they are out on Wally for the weekend. They spelled NLC with the signal flags for Neve Carter.

Buddy Boating

Sally W 37VT42 buddy boating with Callisto 37VT19. Pictured are Keefer and Bill Irwin with Allan Seymour aboard Callisto. [photos by Sally Seymour]

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tug Spotting

Nellie D. 37VT63 recently spotted in Joliet, Illinois on her way to Chicago.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

After the rain

Received this lovely shot from Sally Seymour of her tug, Sally W 37VT42. Titled, "After the Rain."

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Any reason to party

Lee and Dee Anderson, Jack Robert 37VT17, held a BBQ at Hansen's Harbor to wish bon voyage to Dave & Bicki Howell, Nellie D 37VT63. Dee and Lee wowed everyone with their fabulous shrimp BBQ. Also attending were Trevor and Stephanie Croteau, plus their daughter Ashley, Hjortie 37VT33, and Peter Hansen (owner of Hansen's Harbor).

The Howells plan to head down the Mississippi River, pick up the Illinois River and get to Lake Michigan. They hope to spend time in Canadian waters and true to form, who knows where they will end up.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

East Coast Rendezvous

In case you didn't get the invitation, please come join us in Fairhaven, MA, July 27-30.  All the details can be found at

Victory 37VT02 Spotted

This picture of Victory is just in from Ed McChain, Thistle 37VT47.  Thistle and Victory are formation flying down the Chesapeake to Reedville.