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Barges move oil, coal, sand, and more.  They serve as platforms for construction, demolition, mooring,

ceremony, and–

uh-and–a Felliniesque gathering?–

and creation.  As part of openhousenewyork last weekend, Pier 66, Caron Eule Dance, and

Meg Okura’s PanAsian Chamber Jazz Ensemble created

The Crane Wife, a traditional Japanese version with a North Atlantic counterpart involving selkies

all a delight to stumble upon.  Yes, that’s lightship Frying Pan looking in from the south.

This is the magic generated on the sixth boro, my adoptive home, a place for opera on a tanker, a book launch at a graving dock, a circus barge, a music barge, an art installation that floats and motors all the way here from Albany . . . and many more such are commonplace. Except not.  They’re all brilliant.  Kudos.

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Graves of Arthur Kill

Click to order your copy of Graves of Arthur Kill, by Gary Kane and Will Van Dorp. 3Fish Productions.

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Seth Tane American Painting

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My imaginings and bowsprite's renderings of Henry Hudson's trip through the harbor 400 years ago.

Tale of Two Marlins

Blue Marlin spent 600+ hours loading tugs and barges in NYC Sixth Boro. Click on image for presentation made to NY Ship Lore and Model Club, July 25, 2011.

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