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Doing research on some city-owned vessel. . . I stumbled onto this photo below dated September 1934.  Recognize the sledgehammer-wielding politician about to do some major reefing off the side of the boat?

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Click here for more.  What do you make of the outfit and the wheelhouse here in the late 1940s photo?

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And what’s about to be reefed off DPC-15 aka Brooklyn?

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To get the caption on the photo below, click on the photo.  It appears city employees did a lot of ocean dumping back in those days.  DPC expands to Defense Plant Corporation, and it appears that DPC-15 herself–aka Brooklyn— was dumped into the ocean . . . well, reefed in 2001!

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The NYC Visual Archives can entertain you for hours on a rainy day.  And back from the same time period, a film noir called Port of New York.

It turns out that tug Tilly, recently in the news here and elsewhere and currently unintentionally reefed was DPC-86.

Do check out the archives.  Now I’ guess I have to go to NYPL to find what I started out looking for.

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