On this eleventyhundredth snow day this winter, here’s a look back to the warm summer days out on the harbor tug-watching with the WHC.
From the Vane Brothers website: The Vane Brothers Company has served the maritime industry in the Port of Baltimore and the U.S. Eastern Seaboard for more than 100 years. Today, they have five divisions operating out of the ports of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk, and Charleston.
Powered by two CAT3516, 2100 horse-power engines with Kort nozzles with model bows and square sterns, the Magothy and Pokomoke are dedicated to 55,000 barrel tank barges on the coastwide trade.
Quantico Creek is a 3,000 horsepower towing vessel measuring 90’ long, 32’ wide, with a 13’ hull depth. Her gross tonnage is 97 tons and powered by two Caterpillar diesel engines, she is dedicated to 30,000-barrel tank barges.
Hunting Creek joined Vane’s fleet in 2012. She is a 3,000 horsepower vessel, measuring 90′ long, 32′ wide, with a 13′ hull depthand has been a bunkering workhorse in New York Harbor. Designed by Frank Basile of Entech and Associates of Houma, Louisiana, she was named after the Hunting Creek cove in Maryland.
Built in 2013, Red Hook is the seventh Sassafras class tug built for Vane Brothers. Powered by two Caterpillar 3512 diesel engines rated at 1,500 horsepower each turning two Rolls Royce Troost design 87″ four-bladed propellers for a rated 3,000 horsepower. She’s named for Red Hook, Vane Brother’s own homeport neighborhood in Brooklyn.