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The sixth boro welcomed me back this morning with Eddie R (1971) pulling an unusual tow, Caldwell Marine International‘s barge U 860. Rich technical info on the barge can be found on pp. 6–15 of this link.
Eddie R, registered in Southport, ME to Interport Towing and Transportation, is fleetmate to Lucinda Smith.
Some follow-up on yesterday’s post about Hemingway’s Pilar, built by Wheeler in Brooklyn . . here are addtional Wheeler fotos.
And seeing the “old” small freighters in Miami made me wonder whatever became of MV Golden Venture, which came ashore on Rockaway Beach in June 1993 with almost 300 illegal immigrants from China. Well it was renamed United Caribbeanand then reefed in the Boca Raton Inlet in August 2000. Wanna see it? You have to dive 70′ now.