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As a farm kid, I used ladders on silos, grain bins, and haymows. Painting barns and picking fruit could not happen without them. We expect them on fire engines and contractor trucks. Only recently did I notice their ubiquity on tugboats and around the waterfront.

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On Turecamo Boys, lashing holds a wooden ladder to the rail.

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Look closely for the ladder lashed in same location on Janice Ann Reinauer.

 

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Taurus’ ladder is lashed to the rail.

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Pushtug Glen Cove has one. They serve as cheap and flexible means of access onto barges and anywhere else.

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Most Erie Canal locks have ladders visible only in an empty lock chamber.

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Hard hat divers take a ladder to their workspace maintain pilings,

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an aluminum stairway to the bottom of the harbor.

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