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Samantha and Susan Miller position the barge before the spud, lowered to the bottom of the harbor by a barge crane, pegs it in position. The Miller vessels operate as a pair although this fishing is not pair trawling.

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Here’s a close-up of Samantha,

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and Susan and part of the crane

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and a close-up of the ladder. Ladder? And a diver (bent over) preparing to descend on the prey.

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So, just what might they be trying to fish out of the East River? Something large and metallic mayhaps, like a surface vessel turned submarine? Here’s the complete fishing rig.

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Unrelated foto below . . .

amf4.jpgshows a Miller cousin, Sorensen, ex-Joseph McCall. More fotos on Sorensen here. Click on”more photos” on upper left. More Miller boats here.

I stood on ice looking across fresh Lake Ontario water toward Canada, the spray adding to the frozen beach rubble. The lighthouse stands at the end of the pier at Sodus Point.

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Some freshwater tugs like Capt. Mel get hauled out.

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By the way, some scale . . . I used to dive off the far side of the pier; in summer it’s about 10 feet from pier to water, now quite masked by the ice build-up.

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Not far away at Lock 28B in Newark, this unidentified tug has quite a few weeks to wait before the east-bound lock opens. Can anyone identify the tug?

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I’d forgotten how different winter looks upstate.

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