Whistles             Solid Planning Underway
March 12, 2013
In This Issue
Tug of the Year !
One Cool Video
What's in a Name?
Grow Your Business - at TBR
You Have Product? We Have People.
Our Sponsors of 12 and 13
Music Of the Roundup
Can You Name This? 

Answer in Facebook,
March 20
February  contest: 

Fantail, Tug Gowanus Bay.  A historic tug in Kingston, the Bay is a common site at the Roundup.  This year we're proud to proclaim the Gowanus Bay the 2014 Tug of the Year.  See the article below.  

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September 6, 7 & 8, 2013
Waterford Harbor

  Now, this is spring.  The daffodils are just starting to come up and days are getting, slowly, perceptibly warmer.  Sure, there are still some frosty nights, it's only March, there will still be some tickles of winter at the toes, but that really good weather is close.  
Summer is a time of celebration throughout the Northeast.  There are hundreds of things to do and not nearly enough time to do them. 
There are places to visit, events to celebrate, places and history to explore. 
To make it easier, the Tugboat Roundup, coming up on its 14th year, will still happen on the weekend after Labor Day.  There.  Less competition with all those other things you want to do. 
You can safely add the Roundup to the calendar, once again.

With this in mind, help spread the word.  Forward this newsletter to a friend, "Like" us on Facebook and consider being a sponsor - or talking your company into being a sponsor for this celebration of history, water, commerce, fireworks and fun.  We're looking to the future, too, with constantly renewing interest in the waterways of New York State.

The Tugboat Roundup
What We're Planning for 2013...
More Tugboats, of course
*A Saturday Roundtable for Captains and Crew to discuss
"Inland Waterway Utilization"
*Line Tossing     *Fender Making    *Line Splicing    *Knot Tying (timed)
*Knot Tying (a lesson)     *The "Push-Off" (nose to nose competition)     *Awards     *Pony Rides   *Face Painting   *Boat Rides   *Tug Tours  
*Lots and lots of music    *Food
And good times. 
Announcing "Tug-of-the-Year, 2013"  
A Historic Tug of 1956, Built for the Army as an ST Class Boat,
The Gowanus Bay is proud in Kingston  
The Tugboat Roundup
proudly designates one particular boat as theTug-Of-The-Year.  In 2013, our 14th Roundup, the Gowanus Bay is the recipient of this honor.
It truly is an honor to the boat and the crew, and is a testament to the quality of the crew and the boat, it's history, purpose and dedication to the Roundup.  The image of the Gowanus Bay will grace this year's pennant, t-shirt and other items. 
About the Bay:
Built by Smith Basin Drydock Company in Port Everglades in 1956, the Bay was first known as ST-2201 Falmouth.  Built for and operated by the U.S. Army, the Bay is now based in Kingston, NY and an often seen part of the Roundup. Powered by a single, 600 hp engine, the Bay has a fuel capacity of nearly 6,000 gallons and a water capacity of 900 gallons.   It draws a little over 8 feet of water and is one of the tallest boats which visit the Roundup, just squeaking under the 112th St. bridge.   It's 6' diameter propeller generates nearly 9 tons of bollard pull (a way to measure the tug's "strength").

Have You Seen This?
We've had it posted on Facebook, but it deserves to be posted againThe Cornell, Gowanus Bay, Penn Barge 399, and Gowanus Bay come upriver to The Tugboat Roundup, 2012.
Ride The River
Ride The River

What's in a Name?
A lot - really!

Actually, there's a lot. A story is behind every name, of course. Seldom are names actually bestowed with a dart and board, but instead with due consideration.

When it comes to naming a boat, pleasure boaters will often pick a name reflecting their views, dreams or means of escape.   Government boats are often named after a location, a method or application. Commercial vessels are often named after family or associate and sometimes after a region or maybe a mission.

This occurred to us as a sidebar when someone asked, where did the name Gowanus Bay come from?   So, we looked back a bit.

The USCG Tug Wire, Roundup's Tug-of-the-Year in 2011 and 2012, is considered aWYTL (a class of multi-purpose tugs built for the Coast Guard). Each of them are named after tug-type equipment, such as Hawser, Line, Shackle, Cleat, Bollard and Wire.

This year's Tug-of-the-Year is the Gowanus Bay. So, how did the boat get that name?

The owner of the boat is Rob Ianucci, and simply, he renamed it when he bought it because of a family fondness for the way it just rolled off the tongue. The mnemonic just worked right. Today, the Gowanus Bay is maintained in a navy grey coat, traditional for army tugs.

Gowanus Bay is an actual place, located along the Brooklyn shore just across the river from Manhattan. The Bay itself has a long boat and ship building history. The John J Harvey fireboat, a former "Tug-of-the-Year" recipient, was built there.

The Gowanus Bay has been coming to the Roundup for several years, of course (make sure you find the video of its trip north for the Roundup last fall, within this newsletter). Built in 1956 in the ST class (ST-2201 Falmouth), it served many years for the army, followed by a short commercial stint and now a historic tug in Kingston.

Currently, the boat is engaged in special tours, visits and events throughout the Hudson Valley. Just in time for the Christmas season, the Gowanus Bay delivered Sinterklass across the River from Roundout to Rhinecliff last year. The tug complements the owners collection of World War II PT Boats and other historic boats and barges in the Kingston area and graciously helps the Hudson River Maritime Museum with towing needs. 


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Strengthen Your Brand to 25,000 people! 

Branding a business is simple.  You have to get the name out there. 
The Tugboat Roundup is one of the best opportunities to brand a name through sponsorships. 
We support our sponsors well because they support us.  It's our job to make sure you get recognition for giving us support.
There are lots of  good reasons to be a TBR Sponsor.  Call the town office and ask for Mary Shannon Carrigan for more information - or reply to this email.  
Make A Fortune in Waterford

What do you sell?  We're always looking for vendors at The Tugboat Roundup
We would really like to see more marine related items, and there's lots of space to be had in some really prime locations.
We'll be making sure there are some good, solid attractions and activities from end to end and your product could fit, successfully, anywhere.
It's a very affordable way to reach up to 20,000 people (and maybe more) who attend the Roundup every year. 
So what's your product?  Who do you know who sells these things?  We would love to see:
  • Marine related Antiques, Art,  Collectibles and more
  • Authors, hobbyists, crafters
  • Clubs, Associations, Museums
  • Not-for-profits    
  • Restoration advocates and suppliers 
  • Promotion groups for waterway use - both commercial and recreational.
  • Destinations (marinas, etc.) 

Let us know your interest.  We're taking applications now.  Start the whole process with a quick reply to this email.  



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Sponsors of the 2012 Tugboat Roundup  and, our 2013 sponsors!
  Thanks Again!
We couldn't do it without them.  Make sure you visit, endorse, patronize and thank them.  These companies and individuals are treasures for the area.

Being a sponsor of the Tugboat Roundup has its rewards!  You and your guests may be able to ride on a tugboat, have VIP seating on board a boat for the fireworks, and more.
You'll be mentioned during the event - several times!  Your name, logo or message can be on one of our sponsor boards.  We'll have you listed in pre-event press materials, on the Facebook page, on the website from June through March and in our monthly newsletter, also from June through March.  The brand exposure is throughout the Albany SMSA; a population of more than 800,000.  Our mailing lists and Facebook friends are around the country.
For more information on being a Roundup sponsor, call Mary Shannon Carrigan in the Waterford Town Office at:  518-235-8184 or reply to this email. 

Harbormaster Level
NYS Canal CorporationNYS Canal Corp Logo
NYS Marine Highway  NYS Marine Highway Logo
DonJon Marine Co., Inc.  DonJon Marine Logo

Captain Level

Tug44.org   Tug44 Logo

First Mate

Maximum Security Products
The Family of Bart Brake
             Renewed for 2013!
Stewart's Shops
Cascades Tissue Group
Times Union Newspapers


Mohawk Paper Mills
P&M Brick LLC - Port of Coeymans
    Renewed for 2013!  Reinauer Transportation Companies   Renewed for 2013!

Albany Port District Commission
Capital District Physicians Health Plan - CDPHP
Key Bank
PTNY - Parks and Trails, New York  


Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
Southern Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
Marra's Pharmacy
           Renewed for 2013!
Ken Koval's Adirondack Basement System
Girvin & Ferlazzo, LLP
Robinson & Sons, LLC 
Pioneer Bank                     Renewed for 2013!
Adirondack Basement Systems      Renewed for 2013! 


John Jay Ray & Sons                                   New for 2013!
Don & Paul's Coffee Shop
Captain Ben and Linda Grudinskas
Bill and Kathleen Johnson / Johnson Marine Services
All Type Professional Door Service, Inc.     Renewed for 2013!
C.D. Perry & Sons
Forensic Medical Services, P.C.                    Renewed for 2013!
Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home                 Renewed for 2013!
Waterford Clock Company
A.J. Vasil
Dinosaur BBQ - Troy
Philip's Hardware
John McDonald for City of Cohoes Mayor
Iron Horse Welding, LLC
Jack Byrne Ford & Mercury 
music wallpaper
Playing on...
The Music of the Roundup
"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music."
 -Albert Einstein

Here's who played in 2012:  
George Ward

All Nite Long, classic rock and blues. 

Yesterday's News
Flood Road,    

Captain Squeeze and The Zydeco Moshers,


Scott Stockman

Boys of Wexford



Please, Don't Forget 
These organizations help when help is needed.

Red Cross     Salvation Army    Humane Society    Habitat for Humanity       


And the Volunteer Fire, Rescue and Ambulance squads.  They're in your community and need your support.  We can't say enough good things about them.  Thank you, so much.


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