Yes, you saw this foto in yesterday’s Truman post.  The orange tug is Vera K, stemming until the container ship passed, and then

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it rotated to port with

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barges of salt for the Atlantic Salt Company ,

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salt that on the next icy day could end up on local highways.

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If you think the crane looks like the one you saw in past weeks lifting an airplane and some locomotives, it’s not THE crane although it is a Weeks machine,

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Weeks 529.  See it at work here.

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And as soon as Vera K.’s barges were light, another set came in.    The salt came from a bulk carrier anchored over near Bay Ridge, but I couldn’t get over there for a foto.  Anyone know the origin of the salt?

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All images by Will Van Dorp.

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