|Archive 90: Tugs|
Photographs © John H. Luxton 1995 -2010
The 1913 built steam tug KERNE is seen at Ellesmere Port Boat Museum in spring 1997 berthed alongside the Manchester Ship Canal Company's DANIEL ADAMSON (far left above). KERNE is seen later that year approaching and entering Canning Half Tide Dock in summer 1997.
|Howard Smith tugs WATERLOO and COLLINGWOOD seen at Canada #1 Branch Dock during 1997.|
Cory ROWANGARTH at Canada #1 Branch Dock, Liverpool in 1998.
|OAKGARTH drifts across the Mersey on a winter morning in 1997.||CoryTowing BRACKENGARTH seen alongside the Mersey Ferries landing stage at Liverpool on an autumn afternoon in 1995.|
Between 1995 and 2010 the tug scene on the Irish Sea has undergone many changes. The derelict DANIEL ADAMSON seen alongside KERNE has been undergoing restoration since 2004. Howard Smith tugs have passed through the ownership of Adsteam (Adelaide Steamship Company) to the Smit group. Meanwhile Cory groups towing interests passed to Wijsmuller Group, and the to Svitzer part of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group
|Dublin Port Company's DEILGINIS at Dublin in 1997||Dublin Port Company's CLUAIN TARBH at Dublin in 1997|