The Wendella Tours & Cruises vessel Lila passes under the Marshall Suloway Bridge along the Chicago River, dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day. Photo by Patrick Donohue
The Crescent Towing tugboat J.K. McLean emerges from fog in the Mobile River in early 2019. Fog shut down the Port of Mobile while the tug’s crew prepared to assist an outbound ship off the dock.
The Washington State Ferries vessel Puyallup gets underway from Pier 52 in Seattle in 2020. The Jumbo Mark II class-ferry is slated for a hybrid conversion in the coming years.
Deck hand Clifford Austin making up a four-barge tow of covered hopper barges on the Columbia River. The Shaver Transportation tug Willamette pushed the empty barges upriver in February 2010. Photo by Brian Gauvin.
The tugboats Emily Anne McAllister and Kaye E. Moran blast a boatload of water during a fire drill at Dominion Energy’s Cove Point LNG. Photo by Brian Gauvin
Looking Back is a new feature in Professional Mariner that will run in this space each issue. It will primarily showcase work by our longtime Gulf Coast correspondent Brian Gauvin, who retired last spring. For a generation, Brian documented the maritime industry throughout the Gulf and beyond. His vast archive of photos contains many that have never been published before,…