Pegasus traveled with a few dozen stalwarts into one of the least known creeks of the sixth boro yesterday, a rainy late spring day.

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I’d been there before, once on a sunny fall day.  Then, as yesterday, the car shredders

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well . . . shredded cars  (See this slide show.) and loaded

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remnants onto barges for a jaunt to the bulkers that’ll transport the scrap to China or wherever.

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Ditto plastic bottles that delivered a one-time infusion of water–colored, sugared, or not.

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Farther in begin the petroleum product tanks, the commodity that made Newtown Creek famous and infamous.

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Still farther in, Robert Romano, a truckable tug, stands by a dock building project.   By the way, the barge name is Plan D.  I wonder what happened to Plans B and C.  Notice the camel moored to starboard on the tug.

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Still farther up the Creek is the lift bridge at Metropolitan Avenue.  Overheard:  “I hear they’re planning Newtown Canal between here and Jamaica Bay.”  Facetious, but a couple-mile canal connecting to Fresh Creek (aka Fresh Kill) in Canarsie would have changed history.

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By the time we backtracked the Creek, Brian Nicholas (ex-Banda Sea and other names, launched 1966)

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was already on its way to the loading pile over in Bayonne.

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More Brian Nicholas and Robert Romano soon.  Up more creeks soon too.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Less than a week until  . . . Coney Island Mermaid Parade.

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