Call this post a quick story in the wee hours using twelve fotos or less.  Thomas of  Weeks Marine stands by the crane barge,

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crane lowers slings over aircraft,

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and Alexandria Weeks arrives with receiving barge amidst a plethora of emergency vessels.

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At 1030ish, the deck barge stands by as the fuselage emerges,  and

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a half hour later more fuselage emerges as starboard wing snaps free of the esplanade.

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Crane barge moves slightly west,

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and Virginia Weeks makes up to the barge in place of Alexandria.

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Crane raises the aircraft, and

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Virginia slides the barge underneath.

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Plenty of space remains on the barge.  Notice all three Weeks tugs on the shot below.

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With the aircraft securely cradled on the barge, it gets unslung, and

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teams of investigators move in.  What is the sheeting hanging from the aft end of the plane?

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Many thanks to Lee, family, and friends for my vantage point.  Now, notice the starboard engine.  That leaves only one to recover from the Hudson.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp, and possibly more fotos later.

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