My father-in-law’s family was in the chandlery and barge business on the Hudson in New York, for a century or more. His mother’s family was in the tug business, a match made on commerce, as it were.
A fine article and video on the icebreakers of the Hudson. Many communities along the river still rely on barges to supply them with essentials, like heating oil, salt for roads, and bulk staples.
Icebreaker Sturgeon Bay on the Hudson
Knife paintings of seascapes.
the quietest places in the US, mapped
The Quietest Places
Note that even slightly offshore isn’t even on the map.
I’m down with that.
Mr. Matthew’s Field
Work shut down early today. Maybe a foot of snow to fall by morning. Not a big deal in places used to it, but that much snow pretty unusual in this area, even here next to the mountains.
Temperatures expected to drop to -7°F Thursday night.
Glad we have firewood.
Hawk Hunt ~ Harrisonburg, Virginia
Boys chase rabbits from the thistle at the edge of a field for the falcons and hawks.