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Friday, March 27, 2009

3.27- Pagoda and dredge

Yard pagoda on the bank of the River Neuse

A dredging barge enters Whittaker Creek channel near this miniature pagoda adorning a yard along the River Neuse. Dragons are the usual symbol of Oriental, but this pagoda seems fitting as well.

The backhoe on the barge is used to scoop out mud/earth in channels, along docks, etc. to allow boats to enter without running aground. The two tall stick-like objects on the barge are lowered into the river/creek bottom to hold the barge in place while the backhoe does its job. This dredge is not dredging in the photo, but is merely in transit, puttering along into Whittaker creek from the River Neuse.

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