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Given the title, what do you think happened? By 6 a.m., all six tugboats were assembled, looking almost like the start of a tugboat race.
Good progress was happening with loading, but we struggled to find the best position for ourselves . . . relative to the sunlight. Staten Island offered proximity, yet Brooklyn offered the
best light, assuming we would take fotos from land. We opted for proximity, shooting from the grounds of Alice Austen‘s house, an appropriate enough site given Alice’s role in local history. For light, though, shooting from Vane Brothers’ Bohemia would have been a radically better position . . . or
that helicopter or that McAllister boat, Girls . . . I believe. But position is even more important for the cargo, the tugboats being loaded for sea.
John shifted. Indeed, this is starting to seem too similar to the movie . . .
All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who . . . like Bill Murray in the film, gets another chance to figure stuff out. It occurs to me, though, that sailing vessels should lean, whereas the same is NOT true of tugboats.