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Six weeks ago, the Shuttle Enterprise flew over the sixth boro; today the saga continued.

14:46 . . .  the tow moves through Grassy Bay and Winhole Channel with JFK Airport in the distance.  This too is the sixth boro.

14:51 . . . it passes just beyond the approach to the Beach Channel Swing Bridge of the A subway, yes . .  subway.

15:13 . . . with an assist from Susan Miller, the tow squeezes through and makes

for the Cross Bay Memorial Bridge, where several hundred watch . . . and are watched.  Folks on the bridge cheered and excited baitfish churned up the surface a mere 52 feet below.

Shelby leads and

Kathleen tails.   USCGC 47315 Sandy Hook flanks.

Whoever rode those subways got a show.   And given the challenge of fitting through the rail bridge on the gusty day it was, I guess it could be said that shuttle and tug crews demonstrated they could “boldly go where no shuttle has gone before.”

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

For John “Control Geek” Huntington’s take, click here.  We happened to be on the same bridge watching the same unique event and so mesmerized by it, we didn’t even realize we rubbed elbows!!

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