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Heavy Duty Patience

“I hate waiting” -Inigo Montoya

I recently noticed a similarity between tractors and tugboats. Neither, at least when being operated properly, is in a hurry. Mostly this comes from the fact that there can be catastrophic results from hurrying with a tugboat pushing literally acres of metal topped with cargo, or a tractor that can rip apart a building. 121 more words


Map vs. Territory

“The map is not the territory” -Albert Korzybski

I’ve liked that quote ever since I heard Vincent (Robert de Niro) say it in Ronin, a great movie, with one of the best car chase scenes since  205 more words

Tug Boat

Captain dies, 3 rescued after tugboat sinks off Fire Island

FIRE ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a tugboat captain died while three other crew members who were able to don immersion suits survived when their boat sank in icy waters about a mile off New York’s Fire Island. 413 more words


Boats Boats Boats

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Here are a few photos I made a few years ago while on a cruise. 

I believe I used my first digital camera which was an Olympus, point and shoot, with a whopping seven megapixels, and maybe a 10X zoom. 77 more words


Freight ships berth on the Hobart docks

After motoring up the Derwent River, I watched a vessel berthing at MAC2/3 (the name of one of Hobart piers) in the early evening. I watched the ship being pushed slowly but powerfully by one large tug boat until nudged evenly to the wharf edge. 100 more words

Derwent River