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Scrapper 1 focused on loading scrap from scows onto a bulker anchored in the Upper Bay. Since then many posts, such as this one, have shown loaded scows pushed hither and yon in the harbor, and like this one, even down an ice-encrusted river.
Today’s post features a unit and a crew heading out bright and early to load scrap that once was the machinery of daily life. In the shot below, I get the sense that the heat exhausting out the stack has just erased a segment of the Bayonne Bridge roadbed, cauterizing it.
Cauterizing is an extreme first aid term I’ve read about and grateful I’ve never had to perform.
I use the term here because this crew, small company, and 1960 machinery engaged in commerce illustrate how like a single organism really are the sixth boro and by extension the supply chain they fit so smoothly within.
Happy harvest, gentlemen.
All the rest could not happen without your part being played.
All photos and sentiments strictly by Will Van Dorp.