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June 4, 2010 in Corps of Engineers, environment, humor, New York harbor, photos, USCG | Tags: Gelberman, Hayward, hazards to navigation, New York, New York District US Army Corps of Engineers | 4 comments
In previous posts we pondered winter fishing and puzzled about East River fishing. Yesterday I caught wind of a fishing competition between Gelberman and Hayward, two vessels operated in the New York District of the US Corps of Engineers.
The fishing began the very instant the echo of the starter’s signal boomed across the boro. Gelberman was first out the KVK with
Hayward right behind. But the first rod to tilt upward belonged to Hayward . . . aware of what all drifts beneath the surface.
After what seemed an epic struggle worthy of Santiago’s, Hayward gained the upper hand, raising the crane skyward although
the prey twisted and turned, prolonging the fight, clawing back to remain in the murky fluff.
The quarry now secured, two helmeted Junetime fisherfolk posed with their trophy, which gets classified
by a dear fellowblogger as Junk. I sincerely hope bowsprite has kept her eye open for other junk, infiltrating the boro and threatening our way of life. Junk is junk after all, whether it be Detritus rectangulus furnitureus or Detritus rectangulus aluminumensis.
Thanks to the Corps of Engineers for their efforts in many domains.
Unrelated: I’m happy but shocked to read about Coast Guard plans for Deepwater oil washing towards . . . . Long Island! Plans are good, but . . .