Saturday, September 21, 2019

Digging out driftwood

This past Sunday, Sept. 15, I was down at Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington (America's Best Community, according to Frontier Communications) and saw the Earl Franklin docked at the upper end. That's where a marina used to be and where the city's police and fire department boats are housed. The Franklin was tied up there with a crane barge and at least two empties. My best guess was that we would see some dredging there later in the week.

Wednesday, I was back down there and saw the Franklin's crane barge up behind the marina dock pulling something off the bank.

Thursday, I went back down there because my six-year-old granddaughter wanted to go to the park. I didn't want to go, but we hadn't been there in a long time and the day will soon come when she's too old to want to do things like that with me.

She fell asleep on the way there, so I couldn't really get out of the car to get pictures of the Franklin working. As it turned out, it was digging a lot of logs and similar drift out of the boat dock area. These pictures I got either in the car or standing just outside it with my granddaughter asleep in the back seat.

This is how the action looked from the edge of the playground.

And here is a shot with the Franklin framed by playground equipment.

I have no idea what Amherst Madison will do with all that wood they pulled off the bank or out of the water. It would probably make a good bonfire.

One fine day at Willow Island

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