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Dorothy J* and Oil Barge No. 6

This is a long-overdue post:  Dorothy J Robert IV has frequently appeared on this blog, but never had a post devoted to her.  And then there’s the generic-sounding Oil Barge No. 6;  I’ve often noticed that by the St George Ferry Terminal, yet I’ve not even taken a photo of it in too many years for […]

Barge Canal Centennial Day

May 15, 2018 was the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Barge Canal.  That fact was mentioned at the ceremonies opening the Canal to recreational traffic yesterday, and quite a diverse and international flotilla of recreational boats waited, like racers on the starter’s blocks. But first, do you recognize this captain? Well, he waved […]

Barges 3

Steel barges rules these days, although a few all wood or partly wood barges still exist as reminders of past stages of technology.  But a glass barge? And reading that it’s sponsored by Corning Museum of Glass …  that could give one pause. As it turns out, I saw this barge opened up a bit later […]

Floating Art Barge

Chicago’s River and NYC’s sixth boro share features, one of which is efforts of artists to attraction flighty attentions to the water, and one hopes to the next step . . . realization of commercial possibilities of the waterways. What’s this?  Here’s a start. Here’s the next question:  whose head is memorialized in yellow? in […]

ATON Barge and a WTGB

OK, so it’s a barge, but to the eyes of folks from the greater sixth boro, the surprise lies in its prime mover . . . wait for it . . .. recognize it?   yes, that’s what we see along NE US as the USCG 140′ icebreaker tug.  As it turns out, two of […]

20 Barges

and so much more!  Never have I seen so many barges in such close proximity one to another.  What if you woke up and saw this from your bunk? I’d thought to call this a whatzit post, but   the prime mover is a tug I’d long hoped to see . . . Elsbeth II, […]

Barges 2

Barges “1” was years ago.  And here are previous posts that in some way focus on some sort of barge.  But the two photos below, which I took in May, prompt this post.  I can’t identify this Bouchard barge, but look at the size of the yard worker in comparison. It’s quite likely this is […]

Canal Barges

This photo was taken in late spring 2009.  Onrust had been splashed just a day or two before, as recorded in post 1 here and then 2 here.   But look over to the right side of the photo, the two bollards on squarish platforms in the water. These.  Well, at summer pool . . […]

Coffee Barges Extraordinaire

See it there, the modest red covered barge between Wavertree and Peking?  The steel covered barge is called Progress today.   Once it transported coffee from ship to shore.   I’m making a note to myself:  learn more about these. And right across the East River to the right of the firehouse at Fulton Landing, […]

Barge Bows

Five years ago I did this post about barge names.  Here are some bows I’ve looked at recently, including this one that speaks to winter in the sixth boro.  When I started looking up vintage, I was surprised.  RTC 61 launched from Rhode Island in Sept. 2010. RTC 103, same provenance, June 2009. RTC 502, […]