Cool pics Capt.,
I grew up living along the Delaware River in NE Phial and worked in Claymont just below the Barry. My work location just south of Sun Oil in Marcus Hook. Tell us a little about the tug boat itself. How much power, size engine, etc. How many hrs per shift and where are the tugs docked? How many guys work a tug? River pilots? How far up the river do they steer the ships? What does the *M* stand for?
On a another note, when we were teens. we would canoe the Delaware near Penny Pack Creek in NE Phila. Tug boats running solo going against the tide would make the best wake. We'd hang along the edges of the channel when we spotted a tug off in a distance. Once the wake approached, we paddle like mad to *ride the surf*. Lots of fun.
We would canoe from the Holmesburg Prison in Phila to the Delaware River over NJ, to the Rancocas Creek & Dredge Harbor and anywhere else we could muster up the energy. Using the tides was the only sensible way to move north or south. This often meant camping out overnight.
Fishing in the dark or by campfire was hard but that was the best time to catch the huge Carp.