Gowanus Canal
Ahoy there, skipper!

Title: Ahoy there, skipper!

Photographer: Jules Geller

Source: Brooklyn Eagle

Date: 1949

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

Call #: NEIG 1299

Description: Dispatcher with megaphone looking out window to passing tugboat and moored ships on Gowanus Canal. Caption: "Ahoy there, skipper! -- Still the central point for tugboat operations along the Gowanus Canal after 75 years is the office of the Gowanus Towing Company, overlooking the South Brooklyn waterway at the foot of Smith St. A barge pickup is to be made upstream, and the dispatcher Bill Van Pelt megaphones the order to Capt. Pierce Farley of the Taurus."

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