We see them every day, the low profile tugs, Gramma Lee T Moran, Robert E McAllister, Eric McAllister and more. Some have come for a short stay and are now working elsewhere. A few years ago McAlister had them labeled “Tractor Tug”

Also today, Friday 20th 2015, my mother Stella Skelson is celebrating her 100th birthday. As she grew up right near the KVK, she has stories to tell of what she has seen in her time, including the burned out hull of the Normandie headed for scrap.

Happy Birthday Mom.

Robert E McAlister with “Tractor Tug” label. Photo by John Skelson

Robert E McAllister, winner of 2014 Tugboat Races. Photo by John Skelson

Ellen McAllister also with “Tractor Tug”. Photo by John Skelson

Ellen McAllister today. Photo by John Skelson

Catherine C Moran passing through, lying over until a storm passes. Photo by John Skelson

Rosemary McAllister now works in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo by John Skelson

Vicki M. McAllister assisting Intrepid, normally works out of Port Everglades FL. Photo by John Skelson

An icy Laura K Moran. Photo by John Skelson

Eric McAllister. Photo by John Skelson

Gramma Lee T Moran, pink “M” for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Sabine, on lease to McAllister spent some time in NY Harbor this past summer. Photo by John Skelson

Mom, Stella, 100 years today March 20th. Photo by John Skelson

That’s all for this week… John Skelson

All photos by John Skelson, generously shared with the Working Harbor Committee

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