Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Lure Of The Tug

Ralph Gardner at the Wall Street Journal wrote an interesting piece about his love for tugboats.

I needed help understanding my serious tugboat fixation. So I turned to someone who I thought might be able to offer some insight, who might even share my minor passion for these workhorses of the sea—Joseph O'Toole, captain of the tug Ellen McAllister.

You can read the rest of the story via the below link:

I share Ralph Gardner's interest in tugboats as I served two years on a Navy tugboat at the nuclear submarine base at Holy Loch, Scotland. Above is a photo of the USS Saugus YTB-780, the Navy tugboat I served on.

You can read about the Navy tugs and view some photos via the below link: Ellen

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