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This photo was taken in late spring 2009.  Onrust had been splashed just a day or two before, as recorded in post 1 here and then 2 here.   But look over to the right side of the photo, the two bollards on squarish platforms in the water.

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These.  Well, at summer pool . . . when the water level of the canal is up to allow navigation, they look like so, but

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when winter comes and the state hydrologist directs draw-down of the pool, the bollards are on platforms that

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are actually concrete barges, ones that do NOT rise and fall with changing pool levels.  The snowy photos I took last weekend.

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Click here and here for some of the history of these century old barges.

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Note the reference numbers below and

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below.

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Here’s how they look on google satellite view.   For more on the builder behind these, click here . . . G. A. Tomlinson.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp.

 

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