‘I want to go left!’, is what I imagine the lady in today’s photo is trying to communicate. Meanwhile, her husband lounges at the helm of the boat looking on, thankful he’s not facing his wife.
Of course, that’s a story I just made up. I’ve no idea what was really going on. I can’t even figure out if the tugboat has just arrived to perform the tow or if its just completed and they are recovering the rope. Still, it’s clearly the woman who’s in charge here.
This image gives a different view of the engines on these twin engined boats. Clearly it was a successful design as it was nearly ubiquitous in this class of vessel.
The cargo on this boat is covered with a tarp – so probably not coal or concrete blocks.
I find it somewhat amusing that even the tugboat is using old tires as fenders.