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The light has been right the past few times I’ve seen Chele-C.

After seeing these winter draggers in the sixth boro for over a decade, they still amaze me; that it happens is surprising.  Here Chele-C works the water alongside Barney Turecamo and barge Georgia.

 

She’s down by Cass Gilbert’s Brooklyn Army Terminal and alongside RTC 107.

 

 

The many backgrounds like Erie Basin and the Red Hook Grain Terminal behind her . . . all make her a sight to be seen.

All photos, WVD.

 

It’s the sheer diversity of traffic on the sixth boro that keeps me coming back, although diverse does not mean unpredictable.  In summer, mermaids gather, specifically around the very day of the solstice.  In winter, fishing boats come .    In fall, the fishing boats are of a different sort.

Chele-C was fishing on the west side, and

 

Phyllis Ann over on the east

with Dutch Girl and

 

 

this boat I could not identify.

Eastern Welder has been a fixture in winter fishing as far back as I can remember.

 

Osprey are well known for their fishing ability, so I should not

have been surprised to also have seen HSV Osprey out extracting from the depths.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

 

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