Reblogging Mitch Waxman‘s recent Newtown Pentacle post about an astonishing sight on the East River. Thanks Mitch for the fascinating piece!

The Newtown Pentacle

so… I’m on the East River last Thursday…

– photo by Mitch Waxman

A “travlin man,” your humble narrator had some business to attend to in Greenpoint last Thursday which was meant to be followed by helping out on a Working Harbor Committee excursion in the evening. The WHC trip was leaving from Lower Manhattan’s Pier 11, so the logical path was to catch the East River Ferry from Brooklyn to the City. While onboard, I spotted something fairly curious.

Is that the nose of a submarine being towed on a barge?

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The tug doing the towing was the GT Lyman. As is usually the case, has everything you’d want to know about the Lyman on display at their site. To sum up – she was built in 1968, is owned and operated by Delaware’s Gateway Towing, and can normally be found in the…

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