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Photographer:Matt Ruscher [View profile]Title:MS 2626 FBAdded:Jan 18, 2006
Photo Category: Tugs
- working a dredging project in Cranston,RI, 1-10-06, stern. Note the interesting engine setup, ive never seen anything quite like it.
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Dan on Jan 19, 2006 00:25 (12 years ago)
That is a Murray and Tregurtha Harbormaster Drive, if I'm not mistaken. Developed during WWII for the government to power barges. Another great old school marine innovation. There is a brief history of the system at
Seatowage on Jan 18, 2006 11:38 (12 years ago)
A quite normal system. Many working boats and plattforms have this kind of system. Also many floating sheerlegs use this system called "Schottel Navigator". Mainly used because then it is able that these kind of vessels can run aground in the wadden sea to work there and this won't occure any damage on the engine and propeller because they can lift it.
In Germany f.e. many working vessels operated by this system!

Rob Bellinger on Jan 18, 2006 01:31 (12 years ago)
A bunch of small tankers that worked in NY had that setup. I remember watching one dock at the oil terminal near my looked like the capt was driving a skid steet loader when trying to dock.
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