Thursday, March 24, 2011

Land Tugs of the American Empire!


Behold the Mathilda, last of the land tugs!  Eighty years ago, land barges were the primary means of cargo tranfer in the United States.  They were slow to get started, but once started they were unstoppable.  The roads were thronged with such barges once.  But, alas, containerized cargo put the kibosh on them.

And I have a new story out . . .

It's on Flurb.  You can find it here.

And meanwhile, back on StarShipSofa . . .

The latest Darger & Surplus public service announcement of ways in which you can make a fortune by running a con is online.  You can find it here.

Above:  You can see the Mathilda in Kingston, New York, if you wish.  Or you can take my word for it.  Not that anybody ever does.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great story, thanks Michael!