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Small Craft 24 b

The winter fishing boats are gone, likely fishing elsewhere and replaced by these minimalist machines.  There must be good fish to be had by the Staten Island side of the VZ Bridge.  They’re around in fall also. Otherwise, like leaves on the trees and warm temperatures, they emerge.   And finally, in spite of all […]


Let’s make this Fonda–current location of Urger— to Marcy, beginning of one of the highest sections of the Canal. Approaching E-13 westbound, there’s a row of yellow painted bollards . . . starting from lower left here. Each of those yellow bollards is on a sunken concrete barge. More sunken concrete barges can be seen […]

Canal Corp Derricks

DB here expands to “derrick boat, not a term that had been in my vocabulary before this season.  Why DB #4 has been dubbed “the chief” I don’t know. The next two photos show DB #4 eastbound near Schenectady a few days ago, pushed by Grand Erie and boom resting on a scow. Here’s the […]