The name reveals the cargo, so no mystery exists in that respect.
Asphalt is used in applications as diverse as cattle spray to shingles to paint to–of course–roads. See a complete list here, all part of our petroleum diet. When will this feast on processed dino-era greens end?
Here’s a YouTube of Asphalt Seminole transiting Cape Cod Canal.
As it turns out, fellow-NY blogger Claude Scales did a post on Asphalt Seminole over two years ago.
All images by Will Van Dorp.