About in Boats, Boots, and Byways:
Railroad Bridge to the past
unassuming little piece of dockware started me thinking about
all the rusted and otherwise well-used and long forgotten hardware
along the waters of western New York.
is beauty in the form of these things I call Industrial Strength
Dockware, and their form follows their function at the same
time. Some are curved to spare the ropes that were bent to them,
but some of the curves are for show and art, too.
piece that I found at the International Railroad Bridge was
a hybrid -- not bollard and not cleat, but something of both.
the American side, I have yet to see any such shop-made dockware.