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For reasons you’ll find at the end of this post, I’ve held these fotos in reserve since last June. Any ideas what’s going on with . . . an apparently empty 70-year-old covered barge floating in the river with a bridge in the distance and some fibers in lower left corner.
Well, some crew are aboard, Joe and Paul on radio, as the transition to alongside towing is initiated. That’s Rhinecliff, NY in the background here.
It’s a demonstration of skills day for certification purposes. That’s my friend Brian taking fotos, and Matt Perricone, owner of tugboat Cornell making up the tow once that free-floating barge is alongside. Here’s the official Cornell site.
To document the day, we shoot from a variety of locations and
angles. This angle I call “elbows in water.”
And this is how to “make up on the nose.”
Designted examiner Sam Zapadinsky of Diamond Marine Services looks on as light boat is maneuvered to a dock in confined river space.
With the barge on the nose of Cornell, it’s time to head back inot the Creek.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp last June. Here’s the rest of the story . . . and note the byline.
It’s called Croton Point Park, about 30 miles north of Manhattan’s north tip.
Here’s the northside of Croton Point last evening looking toward Haverstraw.
Exactly five years ago I took this foto from a small boat just off Pioneer‘s bowsprit. Here are more fotos from that day.