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Will Van Dorp’s posts on his Tugster blog really help me to get a feel for what real-life tugs look like, where they work, and in this one: why the seats on the bridge are so rugged!
Follow the link over to his site for an interesting read.
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Edda Fram runs back and forth, it seems, from shore (Scotland) to various oil platforms in the North Sea. Rough weather operation necessitates seats hard to fall out of.
Solomon T, once operated by Elbert Felton (shown), is a 1938 restored inside the Outer Banks fishing vessel, with seat and wheel appropriate to 1938.
MV Argyle is a ferry that operates on the Firth of Clyde.
T-ATF 172 USNS Apachehas a spacious bridge.
Tug Mississippi, in service doing commercial work since 1916 (102 years!!) has a “bar stool” and a tiller. It was repowered from steam to diesel electric in 1957.
Converted Bering Sea crabber Ocearch has wide bridge. Here’s an article I did on their shark research program I did a year and a half ago. Follow individuals of different species of shark around the ocean in real time here.
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