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Photographer:DeckApe85 [View profile]Title:BloxomAdded:Jun 23, 2008
Photo Category: Wrecks & Relics
The Raritan River 'graveyard,' where legends die.

April 2008
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tonylast on Jun 25, 2008 17:00 (13 years ago)
*LT 653.* Steel single screw tug built 1944 at Pt. Pleasant, WVA, by the Marietta Manufacturing Co. as hull no. 519 for the U. S. Army. 142.2 x 33.1 x 16; 573 gt, 389 nt; three-cylinder Skinner Unaflow steam engine, 24.5 x 24, 1200-ihp; twin Babcock & Wilcox water tube boilers, 223 psi wp. Sold 1948 to the Pennsylvania RRCo., Philadelphia, and renamed *Bloxom* 251109. Used to tow carfloats on the Chesapeake River out of Cape Charles, VA. Sold 1972 to Witte Marine Equipment Co., Inc., Staten Island, NY, for demolition.
DeckApe85 on Jun 25, 2008 12:42 (13 years ago)
Any history on her that you know of? I just passed her on a tug, I know little or nothing of the wrecks.
razorboy on Jun 25, 2008 10:58 (13 years ago)
tug BLOXOM. Good to see her from this angle.
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