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I stood on ice looking across fresh Lake Ontario water toward Canada, the spray adding to the frozen beach rubble. The lighthouse stands at the end of the pier at Sodus Point.

 

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Some freshwater tugs like Capt. Mel get hauled out.

 

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By the way, some scale . . . I used to dive off the far side of the pier; in summer it’s about 10 feet from pier to water, now quite masked by the ice build-up.

 

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Not far away at Lock 28B in Newark, this unidentified tug has quite a few weeks to wait before the east-bound lock opens. Can anyone identify the tug?

 

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I’d forgotten how different winter looks upstate.

Photos, WVD.

Note:  This is first Grouper appearance.

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