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Pets Aboard: Duncan Stands Watch...Well...Sort Of


Duncan, a husky-lab mix, knows his job and he likes his shut-eye. He keeps strangers off El Nido, a 1982 Mainship MS-34-I on the Erie Canal. Here we see him on watch and alert. Most of the time, however, he assumes his usual position--horizontal. At the moment, Duncan is doing the Loop with human companion Bob Frederick.

Welcome to Pets Aboard. Usually we do this Friday afternoon (or Saturday morning when we get behind), and since we have dozens of entries, it will take a while to post them all so be patient.

Send pictures of your dog or cat to, and we’ll put him or her on display like Duncan. Ideally you will include the names of the human companions, the make, model and name of boat, homeport, and a paragraph that provides context for the image or describes what makes your pet special. If you’ve got the image in high-resolution, that would allow us to publish it in the magazine, or a calendar…We just don’t know where this will lead yet, but it’s fun.

Though not exactly a contest, the editors are thinking of providing some kind of material reward to anyone who sends a truly striking image. Cute counts!