Sunday, October 25, 2009

Steel arches: Harlem River Autumn Afternoon

The Harlem River was the Harlem Creek until the ship canal cut through the monolith at Baker's Field, making a deep water channel to the Spuyten Duyvil Creek and the North (Hudson) River. The marshes of upper Manhattan and Marble Hill are gone. What remains is a nautical industrial corridor which exposes the infrastructure of the City.

The river was in fine form today, as seen aboard the Alice, in search of blues and stripers at Hell Gate where the Sound River meets the Harlem Creek.

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