Saturday, November 20, 2010


TugsterLife is so strange, you could not make some of this stuff up!

Here you see Will, aka Tugster, at work in one of his New York 'offices'. This one has a canteen just a few doors away which served us a fine lunch.

I've been following Tugster's blog off and on for the last three or four years now and, likewise, Tugster has been following mine, with occasional comments.

It seemed rude to go to New York, and not to let Tugster know I'd be arriving on Wanderbird.

With emails back and forth, and phone calls the day before arriving, Tugster was at Hell Gate to welcome us into New York with a big cheery wave as we steamed past.

The next day, Tugster took me to a few of his favourite ship/tug spotting locations, where we hung out watching the shipping world go by. Great fun - thanks for the hospitality Will.

Tugster has produced some fine posts on Wanderbird, here and here.

If you follow boats, and tugs in particular, his blog is worth checking into, as he posts regularly.


  1. Anonymous11:50 PM

    tim-- thanks for this personalized mention. i did enjoy showing you around my offices and talking with you. maybe next time on your river . . .

  2. And I do read both blogs every day and enjoy both.

    Bill Kelleher

  3. Hi Will