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Gusts last Saturday were over 40 mph, but work on the harbor, as always, went on. Here Joan Turecamo pushes barge Bridgeton upriver between the Battery and Ellis Island.
debris it fishes out of the sixth boro gets stowed. Driftmaster dates from 1948, but I can’t locate its place of construction.
Virginia (1979, ex-Bayou Babe) shuttled between shore and the “mat-laying barge“.
All fotos taken by Will Van Dorp last Saturday from a lower Manhattan cliff from which much of the sixth boro can be seen in a single glance YET little or nothing of its complexity can be divined. Like my attractive muse, the sixth boro does not give up its secrets at a finger’s snap or with any degree of haste. Any attempt to unlock the story or tales of the harbor with a single key is like trying to catch the wind.