Wednesday, March 11, 2009

America's Tug Boats in Crisis

This is a cross-post from Best Recession Ever.

Friend of the blog Matt is a San Francisco Bay Area tugboat engineer, and he reports that: “When the economy or market was doing well, we would do five to six ship jobs a day. That`s four tractor tugboats doing five to six jobs a day. Right now each boat is doing two or maybe three on a busy day. “

We aren’t entirely sure what this indicates, because we are not actually economists but unpaid, under employeed bloggers who barely can make it out of the house to buy milk for our flocks of mewling children (hush, little ones. Daddy is blogging), but our guts find it alarming that even people in cool, tough guy professions are feeling it.

Are the rodeo clowns next?

It’s also our way to talk about tugboats and the fact that we know a real life tugboat guy, which blows our minds.

How many tugboat guys do YOU know?

How many can you even name, besides Hal Lindsey and Sterling Morrison?

Tugboats are AWESOME!



Blogger said...

I once got bit by a rattlesnake- sorry sugar- that trumps your tugboat coolness. (though admittedly- tugboats are pretty damn cool)

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmm....commerce post.

6:11 PM  
Blogger Walking Spanish said...

actually a guy named Barnaby in NYC who owned the 'frying pan' which was an old 50's era tugboat perma-docked on the west side on the hudson river north of chelsea piers. used to throw GREAT parties on that boat - remember hearing Paul's boutique at a party for the first time there. memories

7:06 PM  

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