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Non-random . . . of course.  And all taken in the past five days.  For starters, this is a view from base of Pegasus‘ house as she cruises the Upper Bay for the North River, something she might have done 102 years ago.  This view from this deck in 1907 would survey a radically different planet.

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Brian Nicholas pulls two barges of shredded steel past Our Lady toward the bulk loading yard.

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Here’s another shot of Robert Romano just up-creek from the Metropolitan Bridge in Queens, not that far from where I slept last night!  Again, notice the camel moored alongside.  Yes, Virginia, that’s a camel, not a dromedary.

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Kimberly Turecamo pushes barge Long Island eastbound just past the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.

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Canaler Governor Cleveland heads up a creek we’ll visit soon:  the Rondout.  Notice on the upper left side of foto what looks like a conical mound of greenery on footings?  A lighthouse stood here until 1954.

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Another shot of the Governor shows how low-slung that tug is . . . perfect to pass under some of the bridges along the Erie Canal, which is its routine habitat.

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Shot here at more than half-mile away, Doris Moran pushes LaFarge barge (labarge farge?) Alexandra past the entrance to Roundout Creek in Kingston.  To see Doris closer up and appreciate her size, click here.

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To complement the Pegasus shot that opened this post, here’s a view from the house of Cornell as she cruises the Hudson southbound in the direction of Poughkeepsie.  Notice . . . upriver there might not be a bowsprite but here is irrefutable evidence of a bittsprite . . . aka stembittsprite.

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And a close-up of the bitt sans its sprite.  Forward of Cornell here are: steamer Hestia, the yellow Spooky Boat, and rafted up, bankside Hackensack gone back to almost all gray next to Petersburg.

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This post is getting quite long, but this Hestia appears on a list in Bowsprite’s tribute to Lilac‘s 76th birthday.  By the way, click here to discover why the name Hestia suits a steamer.

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Parting shot . . .  Cornell moored along the waterway that once was synonymous with coal payloads and the construction of steam tugboats.

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Working on Water has big doings planned on the Creek for the middle of September.

Read Jeremiah’s report on Waterpod here.

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