Thursday, July 24, 2008
Joseph Mitchell wrote a terrific piece a long time ago called "The Bottom of the Harbor," about the junk that ends up at the bottom of the harbor -- New York harbor, in particular. Fishermen told me not quite so long ago that nobody trawls in western Long Island Sound because there's too much junk on the bottom and the nets get snagged. And then there's this from yesterday's Courant: Kim Martineau, apparently sifting through court records, found out what's at the bottom of the Sound, off Norwalk. It's the story of a tug that sank in 1984 -- short, grim, sad, and fascinating.