Toll is a four-letter word in Greenwich

Toll is a four-letter word in Greenwich

There are 53 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Feb 17, 2010, titled Toll is a four-letter word in Greenwich. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

As far as Greenwich is concerned, someone else can have the nickname the Gateway to New England.

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Trolliginconnect icut

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Feb 18, 2010
It will never work
former res

Newtown Square, PA

#2 Feb 18, 2010
$6/day > $30/week > over $120/month

That's like eating another lunch everyday. That's way expensive for someone going both ways daily.

I may not be able to afford to visit Mom anymore :(
Rainmakermaker

Bethel, CT

#3 Feb 22, 2010
How about a toll on 684 through Greenwich? That would be so easy to harvest that money.
Anonymous

Port Jefferson, NY

#4 Feb 22, 2010
Nope. won't work.

Since: Feb 09

Greenwich, CT

#5 Feb 22, 2010
Has anyone thought about how much traffic this would cause on the back roads?
former res

Newtown Square, PA

#6 Feb 23, 2010
My dad was a thrifty man and in the 70's we would routinely drive AROUND the Greenwich toll. We liked it because it took us past Arnold Bakery and we enjoyed the smell of baking bread.

Since: Jul 08

Edison, NJ

#7 Feb 23, 2010
former res wrote:
My dad was a thrifty man and in the 70's we would routinely drive AROUND the Greenwich toll. We liked it because it took us past Arnold Bakery and we enjoyed the smell of baking bread.
Still there, although now it's called Bimbo Bakery. I guess "floozy" was taken?
former res

Newtown Square, PA

#8 Feb 23, 2010
BPTPopo wrote:
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Still there, although now it's called Bimbo Bakery. I guess "floozy" was taken?
Go figure - Bimbo Bakeries USA owns: Arnold/Oroweat –
Boboli –(Producer of ready made pizza crusts)- Entenmann's –
Stroehmann's –(With Oroweat above, a producer of loaf bread in the United States)-Thomas'–(Producer of English muffins and bagels) and Tía Rosa -

No wonder a lot of food tastes the same these days!
Vox Pop

United States

#10 Feb 25, 2010
BPTPopo wrote:
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Still there, although now it's called Bimbo Bakery. I guess "floozy" was taken?
Gotta watch out for that yeast........
former res

Newtown Square, PA

#11 Feb 26, 2010
Vox Pop wrote:
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Gotta watch out for that yeast........
Reminds me of some Andrew Dice Clay jokes - AY!!!
NORTHIDAHO

Kailua Kona, HI

#12 Feb 26, 2010
former res wrote:
My dad was a thrifty man and in the 70's we would routinely drive AROUND the Greenwich toll. We liked it because it took us past Arnold Bakery and we enjoyed the smell of baking bread.
Your dad isn't the only dad that avoided the toll. I was rarely in Greenwich in those days but I remember my dad doing the same thing. Maybe the saving helped him save enough to switch from Chevys to Oldsmobiles he loved those Tornados and even bought a Cad Eldorado new once, he really liked those front wheel drives, may he rest in peace. He did make it back to Idaho his ashes are scattered down the road on the family homestead as are my Mom's.
former res

Newtown Square, PA

#13 Feb 28, 2010
NORTHIDAHO wrote:
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Your dad isn't the only dad that avoided the toll. I was rarely in Greenwich in those days but I remember my dad doing the same thing. Maybe the saving helped him save enough to switch from Chevys to Oldsmobiles he loved those Tornados and even bought a Cad Eldorado new once, he really liked those front wheel drives, may he rest in peace. He did make it back to Idaho his ashes are scattered down the road on the family homestead as are my Mom's.
My dad bought a brand new Chevy Impala ($3,800) and Chevy Vega ($2,200) in '73. We had downgraded from a Chrysler Newport and Buick Riviera. I think he put his savings into boats and recreational activities. Your dad was ahead of his time - mostly front-wheel drive cars now. Glad he made it home. I only lost my dad a year ago at 82.
NORTHIDAHO

Kailua Kona, HI

#14 Feb 28, 2010
A little off the subject! The only boats in our family belonged to me, a Crosby Tug and a Madill boom boat from Canada. The boom boat now belongs to a yacht club on the Columbia river the tug is still in Tacoma, Wash. Fun toys!
former res

Newtown Square, PA

#15 Mar 1, 2010
NORTHIDAHO wrote:
A little off the subject! The only boats in our family belonged to me, a Crosby Tug and a Madill boom boat from Canada. The boom boat now belongs to a yacht club on the Columbia river the tug is still in Tacoma, Wash. Fun toys!
Sound like serious working boats. How many horsepower in the tug? What did you do with them? Beside fuel them up?!
NORTHIDAHO

Kailua Kona, HI

#16 Mar 1, 2010
former res wrote:
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Sound like serious working boats. How many horsepower in the tug? What did you do with them? Beside fuel them up?!
Crosby tug(Google Crosby tug to see one) had 150 hp perkins 26 ft long (early fiberglass)made on Cape Cod. Bought it at an auction out of Homer Alaska, used to push fish boats around. Madill , Steel 16 ft long boom boat, about 3 ft draft, cabin size of a phone booth, 100 hp cat, had been at a BC Hydro dam most of it's life. They were just pretty much toys for me eating up moorage dollars along way from home!!

Still active in the IRTA, International Retired Tugboat Assn. they have a web site. Another interesting site is www.excaliber1908.com
there is even a link there that tells a little about Palmer Engine Co. in Cos Cob. I can remember going there with my dad in the 40's!! enjoy.
former res

Newtown Square, PA

#17 Mar 1, 2010
NORTHIDAHO wrote:
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Crosby tug(Google Crosby tug to see one) had 150 hp perkins 26 ft long (early fiberglass)made on Cape Cod. Bought it at an auction out of Homer Alaska, used to push fish boats around. Madill , Steel 16 ft long boom boat, about 3 ft draft, cabin size of a phone booth, 100 hp cat, had been at a BC Hydro dam most of it's life. They were just pretty much toys for me eating up moorage dollars along way from home!!
Still active in the IRTA, International Retired Tugboat Assn. they have a web site. Another interesting site is www.excaliber1908.com
there is even a link there that tells a little about Palmer Engine Co. in Cos Cob. I can remember going there with my dad in the 40's!! enjoy.
I did already look up the tugs. I saw a list of horsepower from 600 to 15,000 !! I couldn't find anything under Madill.(glad you weren't paying for gas for one with that much hosrspower)

3 ft is a deep draft for a 16 footer. Deep V?

How come tug boats usually push (not tug)?

Sounds like you had a good time with your boats. The tugs in the link are pretty. Good TLC.

Did you by chance know Harold Palmer - a pharmacist in G'ch - born 1924?
Frijoles

Shelton, CT

#18 Mar 1, 2010
I really like the 684 idea. Why wouldnt it work?
NORTHIDAHO

Kailua Kona, HI

#19 Mar 1, 2010
Res Go to:
tugster.wordpress.com/2007/11/07/pleasure-tug...
Boat was built in Oysterville MA. Crosby yachts Co burned to the ground in Dec 2003

Madill is a mfg of logging machinery in Canada they built some boom boats to push logs around in ponds. 1/4" steel hulls big rudder and big wheel.Deep round bottom, lots of power but not much speed.

Much better control of barges, stopping, turning etc by pushing. All river boats are push boats.

Didn't know Harold Palmer. Palmer Engine was on Mianus river next to where bridge collapsed.

Many Easterners don't know that Columbia and Snake rivers can handle 12 ft draft as far as Lewiston, Idaho. Much bulk grain goes to Portland, Ore. that way. 3 to 4000 tons per barge 2-3 barges per tow.

Many locks each one 100 ft. lift.

I worked in the grain trade on the Snake for almost 30 Yrs
former res

Newtown Square, PA

#20 Mar 2, 2010
NORTHIDAHO wrote:
Res Go to:
tugster.wordpress.com/2007/11/07/pleasure-tug...
Boat was built in Oysterville MA. Crosby yachts Co burned to the ground in Dec 2003
Madill is a mfg of logging machinery in Canada they built some boom boats to push logs around in ponds. 1/4" steel hulls big rudder and big wheel.Deep round bottom, lots of power but not much speed.
Much better control of barges, stopping, turning etc by pushing. All river boats are push boats.
Didn't know Harold Palmer. Palmer Engine was on Mianus river next to where bridge collapsed.
Many Easterners don't know that Columbia and Snake rivers can handle 12 ft draft as far as Lewiston, Idaho. Much bulk grain goes to Portland, Ore. that way. 3 to 4000 tons per barge 2-3 barges per tow.
Many locks each one 100 ft. lift.
I worked in the grain trade on the Snake for almost 30 Yrs
Still remember Dad warning us to give tugs/barges a wide berth as they could take a real long time to stop (he was in the Navy).

We lived in OG not far from Ole's boat yard (Riverside Ave - near end of Binney Park). Used them for some boat service issues. It's closed now - land for sale. Little, narrow strip of land.

We loved going through locks as kids - still remember Dad explaining to us how it all worked - what was happening.

Thought you were a farmer. Nautical too? Best of both worlds.
NORTHIDAHO

Kailua Kona, HI

#21 Mar 2, 2010
This is my second try at ans this so I will be brief.

Retired, farm a little, log a little, rent out pasture.

Was in HS with ole's daughter.

Talked about land values around here and D*m Californians moving in and wanting to change things.

Post never made it I guess.

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