The Sludge Boat...Soon Will Be Making Another Run

8,000,000 New Yorkers generate a whole lot of sewage, and on any given day some of that sewage - more than 2,000,000 gallons - is being shipped around on the city's waterways. I was treated to a ride on the city's fancy new sludge boat, dubbed the Red Hook.

Trucking up the East River with a load o\' sludge.
Trucking up the East River with a load o\' sludge.
The trusty crew of the sludge boat Red Hook.
The trusty crew of the sludge boat Red Hook.
En route to Hunt\'s Point.
En route to Hunt\'s Point.
\"Not the most prestigious cargo,\" - Capt. Sean Riel
\"Not the most prestigious cargo,\" - Capt. Sean Riel
Sludge is turned into fertilizer, in the Bronx...
Sludge is turned into fertilizer, in the Bronx...
...where some residents are raising a stink
...where some residents are raising a stink
\"It\'s like the Enterprise on Star Trek,\" - mate Mark Thomas
\"It\'s like the Enterprise on Star Trek,\" - mate Mark Thomas
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