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UPDATE: Dismantling of historic former Richmond tugboat has started

By Chris Treadway
Thursday, January 9th, 2014 at 11:58 am in El Cerrito, History, Richmond.

John Stashik of El Cerrito sends this update on the tugboat Edward J. Engel, part of the Santa Fe Railway barge-moving fleet for 25 years and now meeting its demise at a shipyard in Alameda:

Two days after I snapped that photo the shipyard began cutting it up. Here’s a photo snapped by Amtrak Engineer Phil Gosney showing the wheel house gone.

You can read more about the Engel and its history, with related links, in this post.


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