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 tugin-east.wikidot.com.

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.

Tug Spotting

Looked who joined Thistle 37VT47 in the  Solomon islands!  That is Bob Allnutt with Victory 37VT02 in the background.
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

On the Mississippi

From Dave Howell, Nellie D. 37VT63

Getting ready to head south on the Mississippi next week.  This year the water may be low enough to allow us to see the ubiquitous, pesky wing dams which try so hard to sink us mariners.

Bicki applies, barrier coat, bootstripe and bottom paint.  My Wonder Woman!
Well, at least the hull is ready to splash on Thursday.  Hopefully the new seacocks don't leak, the filled-in thruhull holds and the river doesn't rise.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Thistle Spotted

Thistle 37VT47 was spotted yesterday in  Annapolis, Maryland's mooring field by Rachel Lipscome aboard the Krogen Rachel.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Yard projects

It is nice that friends don't let friends work alone!  Dave Howell, Nellie D. 37VT63, and Lee & Dee Anderson, Jack Robert 37VT17, took advantage of the fabulous weather at Hansen's Marina, Lake City, MN to get boat projects completed.  Jack Robert was splashed last week while Nellie D.  is still on the hard, shrink wrapped.  The Andersons were busy refinishing their Dutch doors.   Nellie was in the process of getting all new (below the waterline) thru hulls / sea cocks.   Dave set up a little work station in the shade to grind the thru hulls to proper length.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Tug Spotting

First lock on the Erie Canal Waterford NY with Salty Paws 37VT66 and Sally W 37VT42