A “Self Propelled, Cable Laying Barge” under tow, passing through the KVK on her way to Martha’s Vineyard, was this week unusual catch. The tug Navigator had her under tow through the harbor and Long Island Sound.

What is it??? Photo: ©John Skelson

Self Propelled Cable Laying Barge C.B. Rockland. Photo: ©John Skelson

Detail of the rig. Photo: ©John Skelson

Out drive on the barge. Photo: ©John Skelson

Tug Navigator had the barge in tow. Photo: ©John Skelson

Franklin Reinauer east in the KVK. Photo: ©John Skelson

Sarah Ann westbound. Photo: ©John Skelson

Coast Guard 26 footer on patrol, Robert E McAllister in the background. Photo: ©John Skelson

Ellen S Bouchard. Photo: ©John Skelson

Diane B, barge in Push Gear. Photo: ©John Skelson

If all goes well, next week I should have photos of the Museum ship USS Slater, heading for Caddell Ship Yard. She has been Ice Locked on the Hudson preventing her from making the trip from Albany.

Have a good week… John Skelson

All photos and video by John Skelson for the Working Harbor Committee