Tugboats of the Great Lakes

As the means of transportation progressed from wooden schooners to large steel steamships, the tugboat also grew in size. This book takes an in-depth look into the ancient practices of Great Lakes ice-breaking, ship-assistance and towing.

Author: Franz Von Riedel

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 1583881921

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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From the early days of commercial navigation on the waterways of the Great Lakes, tugboats have been needed to guide the ships in and out of the newly constructed ports. As the means of transportation progressed from wooden schooners to large steel steamships, the tugboat also grew in size. This book takes an in-depth look into the ancient practices of Great Lakes ice-breaking, ship-assistance and towing. At the turn of the century, the towing industry changed forever with the consolidation of fleets and the design of the low-profile powerful steam ship-docking tug. This "G-Tug" design has become known all around the world and these same 80-year old tugs are still the primary workhorse in most harbors on the Lakes today. Many other designs, unique to the fresh waters of the Great Lakes are profiled in this book. The severe climate of the Great Lakes region is brutal on the equipment and the tugs are built tough, for heavy ice breaking. A new class of powerful Coast Guard ice-breaking tugs came out in the 1940s. Today, many of these "WYTM" class tugs survive in commercial service on the Lakes. The Lakes have always been home to a large fleet of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tugs. Additionally, U.S. Army auctions have brought many government-class tugs such as LTs, STs, and DPCs to the Lakes in the hands of private and commercial operators. In the rivers that feed the busy port of Chicago and all throughout New York State on the Erie Canal, a rare species of tug can be found-the famous "canallers" which are also featured in this volume.

Great Lakes Freighter Tanker Tugboat Disasters

Presents accounts of twenty-four shipwrecks and accidents that occured on the Great Lakes, from 1898 to 1990.

Author: Wayne Louis Kadar

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071187044

Category: Transportation

Page: 217

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Presents accounts of twenty-four shipwrecks and accidents that occured on the Great Lakes, from 1898 to 1990.

Commercial Ships on the Great Lakes

Performing towing and assistance duties all across the Great Lakes , these
powerful workboats are no more than an engine with a pilothouse on it .
Tugboats come in all shapes and sizes , from the small 40 - foot dredge tending
tugs , or ...

Author: Franz A. VonRiedel

Publisher: Photo Gallery

ISBN: UOM:39015071268679

Category: Transportation

Page: 158

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Describes the grand era of shipping on the Great Lakes. Over 300 black and white historic and current photographs of the ships that opened the interiors of America and Canada to the world. A comprehensive look at the great ships includes the smallest tugs, the barges, the passenger and work boats to the gigantic ore boats. Also included are ships relegated to the boneyard and others that have been resurrected as museums, fishing boats and passenger boats.

Tugboats of New York

While on the East Coast towing practice developed almost exclusively around the
use of tugboats, on the Great Lakes freight-carrying steamships were doubling as
towboats. A steamer loaded with grain or timber could profitably tow one or ...

Author: George Matteson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814757086

Category: History

Page: 271

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Complemented by 150 black-and-white period photographs and personal anecdotes of life on the New York waterways, a visual history traces the lore and use of tugboats in New York from their early nineteenth-century precursors to their heyday in the 1950s, detailing their various roles guiding large ships safely, conducting rescue operations, and navigating quantities of resources through traffic-clogged waters.

History of the Great Lakes

many tug boats , has been engineer of a much the the beach at Saugatuck , Mich
. , when greater number , and as wrecker and diver she had been given up ;
raised the tugs Peter has had to do with hundreds of vessels . Smith and Patrick ...

Author: John Brandt Mansfield

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015004534056

Category: Great Lakes

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Great Lakes Seaway Review

Original songs by Great Lakes singer - songwriter team Dan Hall and David O .
Norris add character to make this a ... is East Coast tugs , she has included
chapters about tugs on the West Coast , Mississippi River system and Great
Lakes .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015048083037

Category: Great Lakes Region (North America)

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On Tugboats

Tugboats. 101. Everyone loves tugboats. I'm not sure we all know why we feel
that way but, if nothing else, there's an ... Many single-screw boats are still out
there, particularly on the Great Lakes, but most working tugs nowadays have ...

Author: Virginia Thorndike

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 9781461744726

Category: Travel

Page: 384

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Tugboats hold a fascination not only for anyone who has worked aboard a vessel or around a harbor but for many land-bound folks as well. There is something about their chunky, powerful build and their often risky but vital work that excites our interest and admiration. The captains and crews of the tugboats are justifiably proud of what they do, and they have some great stories to tell about the ships and barges they tow or push; the harbors, storms, tides, and dangerous passages they must negotiate; the unions; the pilots; the different designs and capabilties of their boats; and the way the boats and their livelihood are irrevocably changing.

Port and Terminal Charges at United States Great Lakes Ports

206 It is requested that all orders for tugboat services shall be given between 8
a.m. and 5 p ... If tugs are sent to render services to a steamer and the steamer
has not arrived or for any cause is not ready , detention of the tugs while waiting ...

Author: United States. Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435015638406

Category: Harbors

Page: 220

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Great Lakes Pilot

When a firebox is being cleaned out or a new fire is being built therein in a
steamship or tugboat , or such steamship or tugboat is undergoing inspection by
a marine inspector in accordance with regulations of the United States Coast
Guard ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435062857941

Category: Pilot guides

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Tugboats in Action

What jobs do Great Lakes tugboats do? They guide vessels through locks, tow
them up and down rivers, and help them dock. They also break ice, helping ships
get in and out of harbors during the early spring and winter. What kind of shipping
 ...

Author: Timothy R. Burke

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

ISBN: 0807581135

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A tugboat captain explains some of the jobs done by his boat and others on the river.

GREAT LAKES PILOT

U.S. Lake Survey ... When a firebox is being cleaned out or a new fire is being
built therein in a steamship or tugboat , or such steamship or tugboat is
undergoing inspection by a marine inspector in accordance with regulations of
the United ...

Author: U.S. Lake Survey

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112111930001

Category: Great Lakes (North America)

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Asian Shipping

COMPANY PROFILE James L . Shaw OHIO THIS year marks the 40th
anniversary of the opening of the Great Lakes / St Lawrence Seaway . It also
marks the 100th anniversary of one of the United State ' s leading tugboat
companies , The ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822027667385

Category: Shipping

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Pride of the Inland Seas

Six tugboats — four owned by the Great fortune of his fleet and that of the Lakes
Towing Company - pushed and pulled Pittsburgh Steamship Company , was the
the Socrates for almost a week and finally unofficial agent of the Great Lakes ...

Author: Bill Beck

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556039331434

Category: History

Page: 288

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Pride of the Inland Seas tells the tale of Duluth-Superior's development during three centuries of political, economic, technological, and social changes. Along the way, it paints a vivid canvas of the port's history against a backdrop of key industries that helped build a young United States: forest products, iron and steel, grain, and coal. It also captures intriguing stories of entrepreneurs who built, loaded, and sailed the ships that have made the Twin Ports synonymous with Great Lakes maritime commerce.

Seaway Review

Lakes / Seaway System — and have been for almost a cen - This past spring , six
tugs returned to the Lakes from Pensacotury . Great Lakes Towing ' s green -
hulled , red - cabined , state la , Florida , where they had been under contract to
the ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036246083

Category: Great Lakes Region (North America)

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Wrecks and Rescues of the Great Lakes

( Courtesy Marine Historical Collection , Milwaukee Public Library ) tugs ( a boat
not too seaworthy in the open lake ) would go ... In 1899 the Great Lakes Towing
Company , based at Cleveland , was organized from several of the smaller firms .

Author: James P. Barry

Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Howell-North Books

ISBN: UOM:39015006049749

Category: Shipwrecks

Page: 117

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Greenwood s Guide to Great Lakes Shipping

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BOATS • SURVEY VESSELS • BARGES ☆ FOR CHARTER ☆ P . O . Box 100 •
Winona , Ontario LOR 2LO Telephones : 416 / 643 - 1821 - Office 416 / 528 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4536288

Category: Shipping

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Freedomland

These are the two harbor tugboats in the Great Lakes. Above is Totsie, and below
is Pert. They were built at the Minneford Yacht Yard in City Island, Bronx, New
York. A record of. This view looks past the two horsedrawn streetcars towards the
 ...

Author: Robert McLaughlin

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439623664

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Billed as New York’s answer to Disneyland, Freedomland opened on June 19, 1960. Designed by Marco Engineering of Los Angeles for the International Recreation Corporation, Freedomland transformed a former landfill, lowlands, and farms into an exciting theme park in the shape of the United States. Through photographs, Freedomland recalls boat rides on the Great Lakes, putting out a fire in Chicago, dancing under the stars at the Moon Bowl, or taking a train ride all the way to San Francisco. Entering Freedomland was like walking into a history book of America for both young and young at heart. Open for five seasons, Freedomland gave its guests and cast members memories that have lasted a lifetime.

Great Lakes Pilot

U.S. Lake Survey. ( 4 ) Tugboats . ( a ) When Navigating or Maneuvering Chapter
89 . 13 Under Own Power . A tugboat , while navigating or maPersons Liable . All
persons owning , operating or in neuvering under own power in the county ...

Author: U.S. Lake Survey

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081894001

Category: Pilot guides

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Maritime Labor Relations on the Great Lakes

In 1902 , however , the tugboat officers ' union found itself unable to conclude a
two - month - old strike against the Great Lakes Towing Company , which
operated tugs in all important Lake ports , and the leaders of the Licensed
Tugmen came ...

Author: Charles P. Larrowe

Publisher: [East Lansing, Mich.] : Michigan State University

ISBN: UCAL:$B95724

Category: Industrial relations

Page: 108

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