Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Life aboard a McAllister tug - NY Times

For twenty six years I have watched the tugs and barges moving silently below my apartment overlooking the Hudson or North River.  I don't know where they're going or what they are pushing - except for the football field size arrays of blue stone barges.  Others are pretty obviously fuel carriers.  They've got a red flag in front to show combustibles. One of these days I'll somehow get aboard one.  Meanwhile I check out Tugster, who reports from his Kill van Kull perch on the Bayonne Bridge.  And occasionally we get a piece like this Times article.

Maine is troubled by too many lobsters - The Washington Post

Nothing special here - I just thought it was interesting that the writer lives in Friendship near the Friendship Lobstermen's Co-op.

Maine is troubled by too many lobsters - The Washington Post: "By Joanne Omang, Published: July 20

Joanne Omang is a writer and former Washington Post reporter. She works in Maine during the summer. Her e-mail address is omangjoanne@gmail.com.

At 4 a.m. I knew something was wrong. It was too quiet. The pickups weren’t arriving outside; the lobstermen weren’t getting out and joking their way to the docks that flank our house; the lobster boats that crowd lovely Friendship harbor weren’t chugging out before sunrise for another day’s haul. At 7 a.m. the boats were all still there."

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