This mighty tugboat is a replica of the 1967 Texaco Tire Chief which was built to serve Texaco's operations in New York harbor.Built by Jakobson Shipyard in Oyster Bay,Long Island,and measured 100 feet in length,a 26 foot beam, and powered by diesels rated at 1600 brake horsepower for maximum performance under pressure.The Texaco Fire Chief was built to the highest specifications of the AMERICAN BUREAU of SHIPPING and was equipped with state of the art navigation devices for the time,including radar and radiotelephone.The tug carried a crew of 8.
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This is a cast metal & plastic model of an ocean going tug. It is a very accurate model, and yes it can function as a coin bank, but you'd never be able to tell that from looking. I would order the others from the series, but while this was reasonably priced, the other are not.....my sole complaint. Packaging was great, only minor assembly required, and arrived promptly.
Tugboat arrived in perfect order and exactly as stated in description. Excellent service from Amazon and product provider.
Yes, it’s a coin bank. But it is also a great model tugboat that looks terrific on display. A native New Yorker living in the South, I wanted to recreate a model of the New York Harbor I saw everyday on my daily commute from Staten Island to Manhattan.
I had dreaded the thought of putting together a 70-piece model, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that there were only about 5 pieces – flagstaffs, antenna and two display supports. No paint, no glue, no muss, no fuss. Even the bank slot is covered for display purposes. It looks authentic, very accurate, and makes a sea-worthy display.
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