1. Kirby Corporation: Putting America's Waterways to Work

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    Webb Institute Monday Lecture presented by Joe Pyne about the Kirby Corporation and America's waterways. Recorded March 25, 2013, Henry Auditorium, Webb Institute, Glen Cove, NY.

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    • The four lifts on the Centre Canal and their environs

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      The four lifts on the Canal du Centre and their surrounds The industrial revolution in the 19th century gave rise to major industrial development, particularly in the province of Hainaut. There are few natural waterways in the area, and so much work was done to create a large network of canals. The Canal du Centre, wich runs through the Province of Hainaut, spans the 24 kms between Mons and Seneffe and is the main waterway connecting France, the Port of Antwerp, the Netherlands and Germany. Work on the canal began in 1882 and was completed in 1917, creating a link between the Escaut and Meuse basins. http://www.culturaeuropa.be/en.html http://www.facebook.com/culturaeuropa

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      • Fishing or the Waterway New River Roundtable 2010

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        • Sheffield canal in the snow HD

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          A meditative film about wildlife and snow on Sheffield's canal, running from the basin at Victoria Quays up to Tinsley Flight. This was shot on 3rd December 2010 during the great snowy deluge. The canal was largely frozen over for its entire length, except around the locks. There had been attempts to smash through the surface with bricks but this had proven futile. The canal is looked after by the British Waterways. An original film, captured and edited by me. Music borrowed from Phillip Glass's Koyaanisquatsi score.

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          • The Everglades 2009 - 2010

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            We enjoyed the magic of the Everglades National Park two years in a row, 2009 and in 2010. We are contemplating a third trip to the Everglades in 2011 with our very own Long Haul Mark II Commando kayak.

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            • AMA Waterways Classic

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              Discover these exciting river cruises by AMA Waterways; offered by Educational Opportunities.

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              • The Short Haul

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                "Wotzza matter mate - Yer enjin' broke?" or "Where's yer 'orse?", even, "Elastic band snapped?" & "Rather you than me!" These are some of the most popular comments made by the jolly public, made to us whilst towing Brighton with Nuneaton around the extensive canal system of England. But they come more often when members have to do the job instead! Brighton is a butty - a cargo carrying boat that was designed to be pulled by a horse or sometime by hand, like you see here. The shape of the hull has been refined in wood down the centuries until in 1930’s they became mass–produced in steel for the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company and could carry 25 tons of coal or whatever other cargo was on offer. The Narrow Boat Trust still use Brighton (paired with the motor Nuneaton) to deliver coal to islands on the river Thames and show her at waterways festivals where the public can visit her beautifully decorated cabin. Incidentally, these type of narrowboats are called a ‘Town Class’, simply due to the original owner choosing the many names from a directory of English towns! Yet again the filming of the trip took second place to the difficult task of steering. The whole trip took 3 hours and I had 1 hour, 9 minutes of recording time on my Sony camcorder and Fuji camera. I ran out of film on the last straight and there wasn't the opportunity to swop the cameras on the tripod so the last few clips is my shaky hands except for the M1 traffic jam shot where a fence post was utilised. (It’s this length of canal with the colourful narrowboats glimpsed by many as they speed pass in their vehicles or the frequent bullet trains, that leads many to sadly question their current situation) When I ran the first edit it was nearly 35 minutes so successively cruel and savage edits later, I halved the length of it. And then on watching it, with various soundtracks I realise it was confusingly repetitive in the lock sequences so decided to compress the clips from a third of the way in the film, the ‘story plot’ having been established. Starting with a 1000 times on the first clip and slowing down through the clips to normal speed at the bottom of the flight. Initially, it was just to cut the running time and file size but I realised it communicated how we worked and interacted as a team, sharing all the different tasks, other than me steering and filming, of course! On watching it I found that it reflected the pace of the trip where everything was observed as we got the hang of the task and then events came blurred by the pace and repetition. At the bottom, it was simple pull to a mooring place (except for that tree!) and everyone relaxed and 'Sunday Smile' echoed the feeling of a job well done and time for a pint. Brighton doesn’t look her best here, as some of the woodwork is still in the process of being replaced in the hold. This meant that the mast that is a third the way down the hull, wasn't up and in use so the towline was attached to the tee stud at the front end. This makes steering the boat hard as the bows are constantly pulled towards the towpath and so you proceed down the cut at a slight angle to the pull, swooping in and out as the opposing forces each have their way. The wind also plays games on an empty boat and I was blown onto the towpath a number of times, making it hard to pull and the only cure is for someone to push the bows off! The waterways environment is quite hard on the boats so there is an ongoing cycle of maintenance which is carried out by members during the winter months in friendly weekend work parties. Please visit the website for more information:- www.narrowboattrust.org.uk

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                • Traveling with Robertico - Episode 2 HD

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                  Come fly, sail, or ride with me, now in HD. In this episode: Miami, Bayside Marketplace and the homes of the rich and famous.

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                  • Fastest and Lowest Wake Passenger Ferry Yet for Seattle to Bremerton?

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                    Fast water connection between Seattle and the Kitsap Peninsula offers great promise for enhancing quality of life and the economic vitality of the region. But there have been serious issues with wake damage from the fast boats in the past. Kitsap Transit has just completed an extensive research project on the effects of wake from fast ferries, involving the latest engineering of the custom-designed boat, Rich Passage 1. Watch this video to learn more. www.kitsaptransit.org

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                    • Float, 2006

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                      A public performance for P.I.C.A.’s Time Based Arts Festival. Suspended on floats 20’ above the water, my fabricated “Rococo” buoy weaved and teetered in the Willamette river as I spoke to the opposing shores and the river itself through a formation of gilded megaphones. A sound composition by Bobby Jones supported the amplified monolog built from poetic ruminations and sea chantey lyrics and linked all participants in an operatic moment of pageantry and civic spectacle. This slow procession theatrically charged the river at dusk and gave its flow the function of poetic meter. Courtesy of Oregon Public Broadcasting's "Art Beat" segment.

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