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Will Van Dorp – Sand-running tug and barge keep the concrete flowing in NYC

Por |agosto 3rd, 2019|

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Without standard clean sand, you can’t create the universal building material, concrete.

And with the scale of construction in any large city — any “concrete jungle” — the appetite for sand is immense.

New York City is no exception. While New York Sand & Stone (NYS&S) has the reputation as “the city quarry,”

the real source for its sand is Salem, N.J., a small port on Delaware Bay 30 hours away by boat.

The tugboat Daisy Mae and barge CMT Y NOT 2 move sand thousands of tons at a time.

One tug, one barge and a crew of five can transport the equivalent of hundreds of dump-truck loads.

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Will Van Dorp – Tugster – 15 Miles Apart on the Erie Canal

Por |junio 21st, 2019|

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June 21, 2019

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Several minutes ago

astronomical summer began in the sixth boro,

and that means tomorrow the mermaids arrive,

which means I may or may not post . . . . on time.

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Tugster – Something Different 41

Por |mayo 19th, 2019|

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Imagine seeing this on the Belt Parkway . . .

a Bell helicopter on a trailer doing the speed limit.

Aren’t these things capable of speeds more like 150?

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