Keeping that Barge Steady!

StarMarineTugsDid you ever wonder how we keep the fireworks barge from swinging with the tide – bumping into other boats – or grounded on the beach during the show? It is actually a pretty delicate process given no anchoring of any kind is permitted in the Wyckoff/Eagle Harbor Superfund site (see: http://www.biparks.org/parksandfacilities/pkpritchard.html for more information).

Thanks to Star Marine, the barge is held on station during the show by some pretty brave tug boat captains. Global positioning devices make sure the barge stays put and the crowd stays safe. So, when you are watching the show, think about the show the captain and crew of these tug  boats are seeing.

Thanks again to Star Marine for keeping the show safe!

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