Strange American Tugs

Posted: 22 May, 2009 by SeaBart in ugly
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Strange American Tugs

With this post I’ll probably upset my friends Bowsprite & Tugster from NYC a bit, sorry guys but it is necessary for the greater good! Here in the Olde Worlde of Europe we cast strange looks at the tugs you are using over there, those with the giraffe-like necks, those  sometimes looking like a bowlingpin. And yes: I know why they are build like that: to look over the barges they are pushing but that doesn’t take away the fact that they look strange, silly, sometimes even funny and occasionally…dare I say it??……..ugly!

Above you see the Coho and the Erie Service, below you’ll find more examples……

Ruth M. Reinauer


Barney Turecamo

Mary Turecamo

JoAnne Reinauer III

Betty Wood

Dunno source, via the Interweb

Dunno source, via the Interweb


Capt. Hagen

Rest assured that there will be more episodes like this, including ones about strange European / Asian/ Outer-world tugs!

  1. bowsprite says:

    [sputter!!] whuuu—whuuu—? why, these are our best of the best of the best, Sir! we crane our necks to catch these beauties! ah well, but you think ketchup on fries is strange, too!

  2. tugster says:

    giraffes . . . . i was planning a post about this. when the emperor is naked and his yes-men call it his new clothes, yup!!! call him naked. they ARE strange but then again so is an ipod compared with a walkman or a smart compared with a DAF. nice to hear from you again . . . i gotta get out and find more american stuff for you to trigger short-tempered folks like . . . . well, you know. 🙂

  3. seabart says:

    Bowsprite: I also do crane my neck……from utter amazement!!And I actually do like ketchup on my fries, as well as mayonnaise!

    Looking forward to your discoveries!!

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