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ANDREW FOSS assisting CSL CABO Seattle, Washington waterfront.
Original watercolor painting by artist James Williamson and now available as a fine art print and greeting card by Fine Art America.
Andrew Foss is a towing vessel owned and operated by FOSS Maritime Company in Seattle Washington. The hull material is steel and the ship builder is TACOMA BOATBUILDING COMPANY. Built in 1982 hull number 438, the vessel has a length of 106.7 ft; hull depth 14.2 ft; hull breadth 38.2 ft and a gross tonnage of 298; net tonnage 203; call sign: WRB5166. Andrew has 4,000 horsepower and is equipped with a specialized marine propulsion system. Voith Schneider propeller also known as a cycloidal drive, is highly maneuverable, being able to change direction of its thrust almost instantaneously. From a circular plate, rotating around a vertical axis, a circular array or vertical blades (in the shape of hydrofoils) protrude out of the bottom of the ship.
Andrew FOSS is illustrated assisting CSL CABO along the Duwamish Waterway at the South end of Elliott Bay in Seattle August 2007. The vessel was assisted by two tugboats, Andrew FOSS on the bow and Lindsey FOSS on the stern, along the very narrow and cramped waterway.
CSL CABO Since 1845 Canada Steamship Lines Inc. and its affiliated companies have been a part of the lifeblood of the Canadian economy. Today, Canada Steamship Lines and CSL International continue this proud tradition in North America and around the world.
CSL international (CSLI) specializes in the transportation and handling of dry-bulk cargo. The company serves clients in industries ranging from steel to agriculture with the largest fleet of self-unloading vessels in the world. These ships provide fast, efficient and environmentally responsible methods of delivering cargo. The CSL International fleet features some of the most modern self-unloaders in the world.
CSL CABO was built in 1971. Completely rebuilt and refitted by CSL, the vessel is one of the most modern in the self-unloading fleet. Andrew FOSS is assisting CSL CABO with a load of gypsum.
Original Watercolor, by James R. Williamson, created on 260lb Arches 100% cotton paper using Grumbachers Finest watercolor paint.
Pacific Coast Tugboat
ANDREW FOSS Assisting CSL CABO
Pacific Coast Tugboats
Artwork dedicated to the men of the Pacific Coast�s fleet of working boats, and to the gallant vessels, which will forever live in our memory.
Classic Pacific Coast Tugboats: Gallant workboats with a history of nostalgic drama and color in tugboat operation on Pacific waters. Tugboats are a colorful and essential part of the Pacific Coast seascape today, just as they were a century ago.
Pushing their way through fierce storms to find a stricken ship a thousand miles at sea or sailing down a fairway on a summer afternoon with seagulls crying and catching rides on the boom of logs astern, tugboats are a colorful and essential part of the Pacific Northwest Coast today.
The hiss of steam and the creak of walking beams have given way to diesel and tractor power. Tugboats are a story of brave men in powerful vessels who are not afraid to take on a mighty ocean. A history of hard hitting sea adventures of the great ships of sail and steam alike.
Tugboats on Puget Sound
Tug boating started on Puget Sound as a means of getting trees to the mills. The �timber barons� of the nineteenth century built their sawmills on tidewater, rigged with miles of virgin forests. Steam tugs towed the log rafts to the mills.
Sailing ships came to Puget Sound from all ports of the world; around the Horn from Europe and East Coast ports, across the Pacific from the Orient and the Antipodes, and up the West Coast from the booming towns of California.
Originally the tugs purpose was the towing of ocean sailing vessels to and from their intended docks. Today, engines power ships, yet they continue to require assistance of these powerful tugboats in and out of docks throughout Puget Sound.
June 5th, 2011
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