2002: Meet the great and wasted little friend that
inspired this photo log called Industrial
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
of these pics are cross-links to other logs, such as Erie Canal
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 ...
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 ...
-- 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...
a shrine on Erie's bayfront-- While visiting
Erie, PA with the
Reverend, we went down to the waterfront
and discovered a shrine place ...
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 ...
push -- Tug pushes a barge down the Niagara
River, passing Strawberry Island. We were returning from
an outing on the Erie Canal ....
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 ...
dinosaur in the distance -- Lift bridge
over the Erie Canal near Gateway Park in North Tonawanda
looks like a Tonawandasaurus
bollard -- Bright yellow bollard overshadows
bright red house on the canal near Erie Canal Gateway Park
in North Tonawanda.
has a ring to it -- Docking ring at the
Town Dock Wall at Holley on the Erie Canal has a no-nonesense
your Guard up -- Dam structures called Gaurd
Gates are raised in summer and are lowered in winter when
the Erie Canal is drained....
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 ...
the fire?-- The vintage Buffalo Fire Department
M. Cotter heading upstream on the
Niagara River at the foot of Ontario Street...
big boy dockware --We
took a walk along the Buffalo Waterfront out by the entrance
to the Harbor. Lots of dockware ...
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
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 ...