We're a week short of the liturgical first day of spring - Fat Tuesday - but that is just convenience and convention. The real first day is the first one on the water. That was today - when I rowed around City Island in my 8 foot plastic Walker Bay skiff.
Tug Seneca, exterior - Ex-harbor tug 15 built in Boston by Electric Boat. Later she was YTL-479, and since 1960 has worked on the Erie Canal as tug Seneca.
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