The Doghouse Gang

The Doghouse is the little building on the apron of the pier where the visitors stop to buy tickets before they visit the ship.  Most days there are two or three people hanging around drinking coffee and helping the visitors. These seem to be the friendliest people on the wharf and they  always have answers for the visitors, or perhaps they just make up answers.  Never-the-less the visitors seem to be satisfied. Continue reading

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Tremendous Tugboats

The SS Jeremiah O'Brien getting a push from a friendly tugboat

When the ship is going to leave the dock at Pier 45 I always know because one or more tiny tugboats show up.  Here are a few pictures of these helpers.  When the ship needs to leave these guys are used to push or pull the ship until they are clear of the wharf.   Continue reading