Gowanus Canal
Vital waterway

Title: Up-sa-daisy

Source: Brooklyn Eagle

Date: 1952

Format: 1 photographic print: b & w, gelatin silver; 8 x 10 in.

Call #: NEIG 1294

Description: Retouched. Gowanus canal at 9th Street drawbridge beneath elevated bridge or highway; two tugboats in right foreground; two men observing canal traffic from booth and platform at left; girders supporting elevated bridge at right and left; large water tank in background. Caption: "Up-sa-daisy -- Ninth St. drawbridge reluctantly opens its jaws to allow one of the Gowanus Towing Company's tiny tugs, the Victorious, to drag its giant-size barge through the Canal. Many of the Gowanus tug admirals have seen half a century wreak its changes along the Canal. The company has only four tugs now in active service, including the wonderfully named Hesperus."

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