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I knew the profile was familiar, even though

I hadn’t noticed this name before.   I don’t keep a notebook with a record of sightings.

It’s the former Irene Frazier, whose  mere  56′ loa pushes a barge called John Blanche that keeps 42 tractor trailers off the roads. See Tony A’s August comment here.

Thanks to Tony and to Larry Fine for his comment on Coral Queen that prompted this post.

Here’s a poster from the Dossin museum in Detroit comparing shipment by water, rail, and road.  Here’s a recent NPR story drawing on this comparison.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

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Graves of Arthur Kill

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

Seth Tane American Painting

Read my Iraq Hostage memoir online.

My Babylonian Captivity

Reflections of an American hostage in Iraq, 20 years later.

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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