But that would be one long blog entry title. The photo above was taken in January, by the way.
Today I had to have my car worked on. While it was in the shop, I walked down the street about a mile, looked to my left and saw a bridge over the Elk River. Naturally, I had to check it out. From its sidewalk, I saw a clamshell scoop removing sand or gravel (it sounded like gravel) from a barge and deposit it in a hopper, from which a belt took it up on shore.
I took this with a phone camera. This is a cropped version of the original image.
It was interesting to look at the angle of the barge as it was unloaded from front to back. I stood there about 10 or 15 minutes before I figured it was time to walk back to the shop. Before I left, I noticed how the water line on the riverward side of the barge had changed.