Bowsprite: A New York Harbor Sketchbook

clearwater’s great hudson river revival 2010

This weekend: Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival 2010
A musical and environmental festival; the venue looks amazing!

Uglyships has its Flashbacks, BibliOdyssey has its Image Dumps. Here is mine, for John Sperr’s old Instant Button Machine in the Dutchess Outreach booth this weekend. He asked for a few images to represent river and harbor activity, so I collected a few together. I have to draw more tugs! According to Roberta Weisbrod, since 1991, there is a 37% increase of tugs operating in NYHarbor. Taurus is foist on the list!

All artwork is ©2010, but is available upon request for altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, charitable, eleemosynary, good, humanistic, philanthropic, public-spirited causes, and for birthdays and ship anniversaries.

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  1. Buck said, on 2010/06/17 at 09:45

    Exquisite! I’ll need to do some research on RANKIN – who doesn’t love the boat maintains the buoys? – but I wanted to say that I can’t tear my eyes off POTOMAC. Maybe it’s the angle. Whatever you did, it rocks!

  2. alice Oh! said, on 2010/06/17 at 15:01

    it does my heart good . .. ah!!!!!! especially with clearwater festival going on. bbbut we need a vessel with mermaid in the name . . . oldendorff in some obscure language might just mean “mermaid,” right?

  3. Marx said, on 2010/06/17 at 20:10

    “The clear line, “less is more”….

    Your drawings become stronger with each post ! Love it !

  4. tugster said, on 2010/06/17 at 20:20

    ha! i just noticed that only the tugs are shown three-quarters view; the others are pure profile.

  5. Jed said, on 2010/06/18 at 09:22

    TAURUS is foist? MIGHTY pleased yer goyna get to her!

    I think tugs look better 3/4 whether fore or aft. IMO the pix are more more ‘dramatic’ that way.

  6. Mage Bailey said, on 2010/06/18 at 11:13

    Wunnerfula wunnerful. Simply delightful too. These would look great scattered over that map of yours with the map faded perhaps 75% in the background. No names of the ships and boats after the “Shearwater?”

  7. Jed said, on 2010/06/18 at 14:58

    Mage, GREAT idea!!

    Get a chart of the Upper Bay, festoon it with ALL those and more and I’m here to tell ya, if you got a fundraiser on the horizon, yer goal would be that much closer with the help of eBay.

    Just sayin’

    JED sends

  8. Dennis @ Marine Electronics said, on 2010/06/18 at 18:22

    I like the US Coast Guard vessels. Your selection shows the variety in which they come and different purposes that they might serve.

  9. steve said, on 2010/06/22 at 22:22

    love the sailboat artwork
    all the best
    steve

  10. JP said, on 2010/06/23 at 03:36

    Loved the pics, beautifully done :)

  11. wendy said, on 2011/02/18 at 13:49

    love the sturgeon bay painting. what a great capture :-)

  12. Pier 25 « tugster: a waterblog said, on 2011/05/24 at 22:47

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  13. tom russell said, on 2011/08/31 at 00:50

    love watching adirondak sail on narragansett


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