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.
Here’s a close-up of Samantha,
and Susan and part of the crane
and a close-up of the ladder. Ladder? And a diver (bent over) preparing to descend on the prey.
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.
Unrelated foto below . . .