Samantha and Susan Miller position the barge before the spud, lowered to the bottom of the harbor by a barge crane, pegs it in position. The Miller vessels operate as a pair although this fishing is not pair trawling.

 

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Here’s a close-up of Samantha,

 

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and Susan and part of the crane

 

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and a close-up of the ladder. Ladder? And a diver (bent over) preparing to descend on the prey.

 

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So, just what might they be trying to fish out of the East River? Something large and metallic mayhaps, like a surface vessel turned submarine? Here’s the complete fishing rig.

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Unrelated foto below . . .

 

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shows a Miller cousin, Sorensen, ex-Joseph McCall. More fotos on Sorensen here. Click on”more photos” on upper left. More Miller boats here.