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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Olaf J

Push Tug Olaf J in Astoria, Oregon, on the Columbia River The Olaf J is another push tug, but of a different style than the Lewiston, shown in a recent post. It looks like the Olaf J is a smaller, more open boat, used mainly for work in the local area on the river, rather than an ocean-going vessel. I see it often pushing this crane barge around the waterfront. In this photo you can clearly see the two bumpers in the front. One was visible in the Lewiston photo, but it was hard to see. I took the photo in June, when work was being done on the dock of the Pilot House.

A note on yesterday's post: there were no stairs stolen after all! For the update, please see the bottom of the post.

The bright red crane gives me an excuse to submit this photo for Ruby Tuesday. For more pix featuring RED, follow the link to Ruby Tuesday.

10 comments:

Jacob said...

Another fun shot of your area! Now, this kind of a tug makes a lot more sense if it stays in the river rather than the ocean. I surely wouldn't want to be up on top in a rolling sea!

Amanda said...

Well I like your excuse for posting to RT, but if there is no red post it on Wordless or Watery Wednesday you have great shots for both Sheryl!

cieldequimper said...

Hmmm. I mean, about the stairs...
This tug is sooooo weird!

Mar said...

Interesting shot and how convinient to have found a ruby red crane! Love it.

Don and Krise said...

Great photo Sheryl. Now I get a better idea of how the front looks on this type of tug. As far as the mystery of the stairs goes, oh well. We'll wait for you to find another mystery.

Vogon Poet said...

Really strange boats these push tugs, this one has even lower exhausts, which are probably a bit noxious.
With ships entering and leaving without assistance, our tugs had to reinvent themselves and now have fire fighting and pollution containment capabilities.

Kcalpesh said...

This again is a very different kind of vessel I've seen!

And, the stairs being stolen was a rumor for sure! Good to know!

I've posted a new picture of which I can't figure out the title... thought, may be I should take help of my friends... do check it out... - Pixellicious Photos

Lee Spangler said...

I like the wheel house built so high up. It must giv ethe skipper such a great vantage point to watch beyond the barge he'd pushing.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Something beautiful and different !! Nice one !Unseen Rajasthan

Ming the Merciless said...

There's a TALL "little boat that could". :-)

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