I happened to be down near the Rockaways aka Lenape “rack-a-wak-e” yesterday and stopped by for another look.  The orange loader to the right has a mouthful of yanked groins.  In the background, note the surfers.

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I wouldn’t surf or swim or kayak here even without a sign.  Rockaway is expansive enough to go elsewhere.

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But I found the answer to my lingering question . . . who is doing the yanking . . .

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It’s Platinum Marine Services.

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I still failed to notice the name of this workboat, but

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I have more posts coming from NYC’s Copacabana and Ipanema rolled into one.  And notice how the grass is growing in between the old supports for the boardwalk?  Compare with the second and third fotos here.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.