Object of the Day

JAN 67

Please help us learn more about this January image.


Where was this photograph captured? Do you recognize the coastline? What bridge is that in the distance? What body of water is this boat in?

What type of boat is this? What do you know about boats like this? Do you have experience with boats like this one in Panama?

If you have any information about this boat or the coastline, please share with us in the comments section!


  • Stewart R

    It is the tug boat “Hugh Rodman” in the Port of Balboa, with the Bridge of the Americas in the background. The “Hugh Rodman” was built in 1966 by the Southern Shipbuilding Corporation, Slidell, Louisiana for the Panama Canal. The date on the photo is Jan 1967 so the vessel is almost new.

    Admiral Hugh Rodman (1859-1940) was an officer in the United States Navy who served during the Spanish-American War and World War I, later serving as the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet from 1919 to 1921.

    The tug Hugh Rodman was renamed Cristobal I in 1990, Coastal Savaneta in 2003, Alpha Bravo in 2003, and is now called the Cecilia S since 2004.

  • Malcolm Stone

    The tugboat is in Balboa Harbor heading toward Dock 18. It looks like Dock 14 in the in the background’. The Bridge of America can be seen along the left edge of the picture.

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