The Newtown Pentacle

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Scuttle in South Side

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

Desirous of some exercise, and needing to take a walk, I found myself back on the South Side of Pittsburgh. There’s ‘rail trails’ here, along with a park and a lot of very modern redevelopment which attempts to fill the space left behind by a former Steel Mill. Statuary is installed within the park commemorating the former occupation of the land.

There’s a sweet dog park here as well, which made me miss my beloved Zuzu the dog, but I wasn’t here to reminisce. As mentioned, some exercise was on my menu.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The Monongahela River flows past this spot, and the Tug Winnie C was towing mineral barges eastwards. It doesn’t matter if they’re pushing, tied up ‘on the hip,’ or pulling barges it’s always called “towing.”

This is from under the Birmingham Bridge, if you’re curious. I’ve been down here before, when I visited the 3 Rivers Heritage Trail back in February.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

A boatload of Cops were setting up a couple of officers to do some diving while their patrol boat was tied up along the shoreline. From the look of it, they were in training mode rather than actively doing Cop stuff. Scuba gear was observed.

Back tomorrow.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

April 4, 2023 at 11:00 am

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  1. “Striking Distance” – a 1993 Bruce Willis Pittsburgh river cop movie. Above average.


    April 4, 2023 at 2:23 pm

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