First two fotos thanks to John Dupee . . . barges and cranes can be beautiful as well as functional

and tireless like this tow at daybreak approaching the Williamsburg bridge with a light dusting of snow.

Barge Hartford, pushed by Juliet Reinauer, has two feet of freeboard, and later will look like

Lisa, light and exposing the architecture of her stern.

A spud barge pushed by a truckable tug I can’t identify is about to be eclipsed–except the spuds–by a light barge pushed by Melvin E. Lemmerhirt.

I’ve neglected barges . . . so a few more with unlikely names.

The name Alfalfa confounds me, as would Sandy Hook if I was unfamiliar with local geography.

More soon.

Photos, WVD.