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.



Here’s a close-up of Samantha,



and Susan and part of the crane



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



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.


Unrelated foto below . . .



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