Messing About in Boats, Boots, and Byways

Industrial Strength Dockware

  

Winter 2002: Meet the great and wasted little friend that inspired this photo log called Industrial Strength Dockware.

 

    20 February 04: Buffalo, New York, was one of the busiest ports of the first half of the 20th century. Evidence of that remains on the waterfronts in the region.

     This page features industrial strength cleats and other dock fittings -- and some big ships as they appear.

    Other Rust Belt cities such as Pittsburgh are included, and you can email your industrial-strength pix, too, for inclusion here.

    [Some of these pics are cross-links to other logs, such as Erie Canal Journal.]

  • 10 September 04:
    Bollard for a brig -- Three-foot-tall bollards with round ears ring the anchorage of the brig Niagara, a restored star of the War of 1812 that resides on the bayfront in Erie, PA ...

 

  • 07 August 04:
    Old gives new a Rust Belt salute -- Old and rusy bollard sits on the breakwater at the mouth of the Genessee River on Lake Ontario in the Charlotte section of Rochester. A new high-speed ferry is docked a little way up the channel ...

 

  • 28 December 03:
    Canal -- drained but not tiresome -- We wanted to see the canal for a last photo op of the year 2003, and being blessed with a sunny, blue-sky day in the 60s, we chose Brockport in late afternoon...

 

  • 01 May 03:
    Visiting a shrine on Erie's bayfront-- While visiting Erie, PA with the Reverend, we went down to the waterfront and discovered a shrine place ...

 

 

  • 13 March 03:
    Erie feeling -- all wet in winter -- We're back from a visit to Erie, Pennsylvania, to see Presque Isle State Park (amazing) and the new Splash Lagoon (weird but wonderful), an indoor water park ...

 

  • 01 October 02:
    Tug, push -- Tug pushes a barge down the Niagara River, passing Strawberry Island. We were returning from an outing on the Erie Canal ....

 

  • 11 September 02:
    The foot of Hertel, foot of Ferry -- People in Buffalo talk about the foot of Ferry, the foot of Hertel, etc., referring to streets that run down to the water ...

 

  • 08 September 02:
    A dinosaur in the distance -- Lift bridge over the Erie Canal near Gateway Park in North Tonawanda looks like a Tonawandasaurus ...

 

 

  • 08 September 02:
    Bright bollard -- Bright yellow bollard overshadows bright red house on the canal near Erie Canal Gateway Park in North Tonawanda. ...
  • 17 August 02:
    It has a ring to it -- Docking ring at the Town Dock Wall at Holley on the Erie Canal has a no-nonesense air...

 

  • 09 August 02:
    Keep your Guard up -- Dam structures called Gaurd Gates are raised in summer and are lowered in winter when the Erie Canal is drained....

 

  • 04 August 02:
    On the waterfront -- We got to play tourist with family and friends -- lots of pix from Buffalo's waterfront and the Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls ...

 

  • 09 June 02:
    Where's the fire?-- The vintage Buffalo Fire Department boat Edward M. Cotter heading upstream on the Niagara River at the foot of Ontario Street...

 

  • 24 May 02:
    Buffalo's big boy dockware --We took a walk along the Buffalo Waterfront out by the entrance to the Harbor. Lots of dockware ...

 

  • Spring 2002:
    On Point in Pittsburgh --This little buddy at the Point in Pittsburgh was brand-new, a rarity in Rust Belt cleatdom. The Point is where the Allegheny and the Mon join to make the Ohio River - at the edge of downtown
    ...

 

  • Spring 2002:
    No. 2 Lock and Dam --No. 2 Lock and Dam on the Allegheny River takes boat traffic around a 10-foot-high dam on the river near the Aspinwall section of Pittsburgh ...
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