Take one tug, in this case, Pegasus, launched in 1907, the same year as the completion of the Hoboken Terminal;

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and one barge, in this case a wooden covered one called Lehigh Valley 79 and dating from 1914

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and connect them with a hawser . . . and you’ve created the beginning of a summer tour,

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the first leg of which perspicacious bowsprite documented with her one-of-a-kind camera.

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Mix in  some outstanding programming in Manhattan and then, just like an old-time traveling circus, pull in the lines and travel to the next

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town with the Lehigh Valley 79 on Pegasus‘ hip;  for starters,  cross over to the other side, to

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Hoboken and

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make fast the lines and

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do more excellent programming

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like staged readings of “On the Waterfront” and the Crimson Pirates (yes, that’s the Empire State Building in the background)

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in an interior that looks like this . . .

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and you have “summertime . . . and the livin’ is easy . . . good.”  Stop on by before June 5.

Keep your eyes open on the river this summer;  tug and barge have a schedule all the way up the river.

Unless otherwide credited, all fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Correction:  In fotos 3 and 4, the tug is NOT Pegasus but  Vulcan III, a close-up of which has appeared in this blog previously.

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