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The sun was setting when we met Allie B

and her tow:  Weeks 533 with Robert as tail boat.  I’d seen the big crane only a week or so earlier doing some lifts in the sixth boro.  This blog has featured this crane in a number of sixth boro jobs and moves going all the way back to hoisting US Airways 1549 out of the icy Hudson 14 years ago. 

At this point, Allie B and tow were westbound at the west end of Buzzards Bay

on their way to the Cape, or so it appeared later.  And yes, as contradictory as that previous sentence sounds, I meant it that way.

Had our meeting been a half hour later, I’d not have these photos. 

 

Allie B has fascinated me since her epic 2009 voyage, when she took barge Brooklyn Bridge to the Black Sea. 

 

Like I said, it was a fortunate meeting as we all sailed in the last minutes of brilliant light before the long winter’s night.

 

 

Enjoy the light show. 

 

All photos, WVD. 

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