Posted in tugs by bowsprite on 2009/02/14

Scene from the Waterford Tugboat Roundup last year: W. O. Decker kisses the 8th Sea.


W. O. DECKER (1930)
Hull Material: WOOD
Ship Builder: Russell Drydock. Rebuilt in 2005-2006, C. Deroko et al.
Length (ft.): 47.8
Hull Depth (ft.): 5.6
Gross Tonnage: 27
Net Tonnage: 18

8TH SEA (1953)
Hull Material: STEEL
Ship Builder: American Electric Welding
Length (ft.): 45
Hull Depth (ft.): 7.9
Gross Tonnage: 29
Net Tonnage: 23

See Tugster’s site for more romantic shots:

The science of kissing : philematology. Contribute to science…kiss a tugwoman/tugman.

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  1. thomas said, on 2009/02/14 at 01:28

    I just knew you were a good kisser.

  2. tugster said, on 2009/02/14 at 06:38

    you are clever indeed. i love this.

  3. Kisses « tugster: a waterblog said, on 2009/02/14 at 16:42

    […] 2009 in New York harbor, Valentine’s Day, blogging, humor, personal, photos Bowsprite’s Tugkiss post recalled one I did some months back on full frontal …  here.   This recollection made […]

  4. Elizabeth said, on 2009/02/14 at 16:42

    I promise to do my part! 🙂

  5. richardspilman said, on 2009/02/14 at 17:23

    What a great image. Love your blog.

  6. Mage Bailey said, on 2009/02/16 at 14:50

    Lovely…… leave me smiling as usual.

    Did you read or see this morning that fewer folks than ever believe in Darwin’s theories. And even further……you can see I’m behind the behind these last few days, no, I vote no. 🙂

  7. Buck said, on 2010/02/12 at 10:20

    A lovely work!

  8. Michael said, on 2012/02/14 at 16:48

    Still charming and warm!

  9. mageb said, on 2013/02/13 at 11:49

    Just delightful. Kiss from the west coast.

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