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Burntisland said:
Erin, that picture looks a LOT like a remote controlled model tug!
You tell me how to make my r/c tug come up with a bow wave and wake like that and I'll be a happy bunny! (*))

Nah, it's a real one. Old, but real.

Andy G
 

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Hi Andy, I believe she may be a ghost tug no body can seem to identify her. Maybe they had a great big r/c one eh? Thanks for the fun!
 

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Model tug.

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You tell me how to make my r/c tug come up with a bow wave and wake like that and I'll be a happy bunny! (*))

Nah, it's a real one. Old, but real.

Andy G
Prepare to be a happy bunny...............I can take a computer program and remove that bow wave...............I can also ADD a bow wave in any dimension I so choose. Now, I hope you are hOppy! (*))
 

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Thank you so much, you wouldn't happen to know if she looks like mine would you? Also Barney is where the UK? I am not versed on any of what you wonderful people know, again thank you!
 

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Erin, Google: Tug wheldale Then scroll down, you will see pictureof her. she is nothing like yours.
The uk is United Kingdom. I live in England.
All the best. Barney.
 

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Mystery Goole tug

Hi Erin,

One of the problems you may have with identifying her is that there were hundreds of tugs built at Hessle which is near Goole....or was she actually a tug that worked in Goole itself.?!!

My late 1950's reference book shows that during that time there were a few companies that operated tugs in the Goole area, thay were -

British Transport Docks
John Deheer
Ellerman Wilson Line
Peter Foster & Co
Hull Steam Trawlers Mutual Insurance & Protecting Co

Looking at a funnel colours reference book and taking the just visible marking off the funnel in the photo I think you can discount the owners of your tug as being -

either British Transport Docks, Ellerman Wilson Line, Peter Foster and Co and the Hull Steam Trawlers Mutual Insurance & Protecting Co.

That leaves John Deheer whose funnel markings were red with black top and with a black star which would be in the region where the marking in the photo is shown.

By the late 50's they only had one tug which was called "Ian" which was built in 1907 and weighed 67 tons.

This may just be a possibility...and good luck with the search.!

Cheers,

Rushie. (Thumb)
 

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Hi again Erin.!

I've had a better look at your photo of the tug. Scanned it, blown it up etc and believe that the marking on the funnel is definetly not a star, so that would rule out her belonging to John Deheer Ltd.

I've found a photo of an 1899 Goole based tug and she appears to have extremely similar funnel markings as yours (as good as I can make yours out from the photo). She belonged to the Goole and Hull Steam Towing Co, who had their house flag on the funnel. The funnel marking in your photo could well be a house flag.

The following lady has written books on the history of Goole, and one of the Goole and Hull Steam Towing Co tugs features on the cover of one. As a local historian, she may very well be able to point you in the right direction and give you some contacts.

http://www.susanebutler.btinternet.co.uk/books.html

Also Hull (not too ar from Goole) has a Maritime Museum -

http://www.ukmcs.org.uk/members/member_hull_maritime_museum.htm

Good luck.!

Hope this helps...and let us all know how you get on.!

Cheers,

Rushie
 

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Hi Rushie, I have contacted and been contacted back by Susan, her picture of the Goole #3 was taken from an old photo nothing more.She didn't add much else. Also the museum sent me to a researcher, which charged a very very high fee.Rushie I have a list of over 32 sites, museums, tug clubs etc.That I have contacted, I even joined a place called Tug Talk with an annual fee. See you guys are one of the 32 places I am perched or have contacted. I have been on this search diligently. I have talked to tug peopel from all over Toronto, Great Lakes, US, UK, Isle of Mann, Ireland, France, Belgium and now you fine folks.I could go on and on with all. I just can't give up just yet, there are so many wonderful records out there and such knowledge in these area of history and tugs. Someone has to stumble over her sooner or later.Thank you so much for your work on her, I do so appreciate it so. Thanks again,
Erin
 

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Rushie, thank you, and so it continues. How great it will this be when she is actually found, or at least her history.
Gratefully, Erin
 

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dom

sorry erin i agree with burntisland,the water in the foreground likes too much like a wash from a launch,also the water in front of the tug,is there a name on the tug? behavioral science,you know where the uk is
 

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Yes, I know where the UK is at, right where God put her. The background does not look like that area at all, but she has neighbor's that could be her best friend. I also have a man in Belgium and Ireland trying to look for here, oh yes one in France too. If I didn't know better I would think she was on the North Shore of Lake Superior. But we all know she would never had made that journey. Do you have any thoughts on this? Would welcome anyones help, thanks for the contact! No name, even professionals can not get the name to pull up, the best they could tell me was, it looked like one name, 7 or 8 letters.
 

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Looks like a model tug to me, shot taken from the stern of the launch which is making the wash as dom said.
 

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I had a professional, analyze, size to ratio, depth to weight, it is an actual vessel, scaling from photo dated early 1900's could not have been altered, camera used was not capiable of any distortion.
 

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Good on you Erin, DO not give up, the answer is out there somewhere.
Looking at photo as it appears on screen is that a person standing at base of funnel and what is half way up funnel stern side, a flag??
 
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