Tugboats of New York

Tugboats of New York

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Complemented by 150 black-and-white period photographs and personal anecdotes of life on the New York waterways, a visual history traces the lore and use of tugboats in New York from their early nineteenth-century precursors to their heyday in the 1950s, detailing their various roles guiding large ships safely, conducting rescue operations, and navigating quantities of resources through traffic-clogged waters.This is a transfer float, equipped with three sets of track and capable of carrying seventeen cars. ... BEDT was located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and served as a shore terminal for delivery of trunk-line shipments to local factories and warehouses. ... The line employed the British-built locomotive John Bull in service between the east bank of the Delaware River, opposite Philadelphia, and South Amboy, anbsp;...

Title:Tugboats of New York
Author:George Matteson
Publisher:NYU Press - 2005-10-01


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