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B. No. 90 is clearly a Bouchard barge, this one eastbound at lock E-17.  Pushing it might be the 1946 Evening Light, but that’s just speculation. Evening Light has appeared in this series a little over a month ago as Margaret Matton et al.

I added this because this IS a miscellany post.  I’d love to hear from folks familiar with the Barge Canal more than a half century ago, but how common were “loopers” or just long-distance recreational boats back then.

OTCO Newark was a 1943 barge.  I can’t tell from this photo which of the OTCO tugs was moving it.

Colonial Beacon was a 246′ x 40′ tanker built in 1927 by Sun Shipbuilding of Chester PA.  A history of her ownership extends through Ecuadorian interests in 1981. After 1981, I’ve no idea what became of her.  With all that black smoke, would she have been steam powered at this point in this undated photo?

We end this post with a 1910 64′ x 17′ tug named Waterford built in Whitehall NY in 1910. 

Socony 104 dates from 1920.

Here’s Waterford towing two barges of lumber quite late in the season.  Can anyone place this lock?  Lock E-3, perhaps and downbound?

All photos used courtesy of the Canal Society of New York.  Any errors of interpretation, WVD.

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