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The Tug Boat "Nabigwon"
12 X 16, oil on board, collection of Walter Stender

This old tug sits slightly in ballast down in Long Beach Harbor. I probably wouldn't want to go to sea in her but she was a beauty to paint. I once worked on sea going tugs as a cook for the Red Stack Tugs of Crowley Maritime Corp., giving this subject a special meaning to me.