Just wanted to send along the link below, some of you have probably seen in sail magazine but it was a nice article and we might just learn something or at least remember our proper radio edict.
My brother who captains the Becky Thatcher on the Ct river - it is part of the Essex Steam train and river boat cruise's got a chance to go up and talk with the bridge tender on the East Haddam swing bridge. Was very impressed with the complexity of the operations - even got to be up there for an opening.
So just a big thanks to all the bridge tenders and the work that you do. And dont forget to thank them after you pass thru.
Confessions of a Bridgetender | Sail Magazine