F. J. Estlinbaum Barge and Crane Service operates a 20’ X 60’ barge with a 55’ boom crane on beautiful Skaneateles Lake. The barge carries and powers an assortment of underwater tools such as drills, metal grinders, impact wrenches, hydraulic impact hammers, welding equipment, cutting torches, and even underwater chainsaws.
F.J. Estlinbaum has designed and built a large variety of shoreline projects. These projects have included sea walls built of wood, steel, masonry, stone, and or composite sheet piling, permanent docks, boat houses, water lines, stairways, stair towers that reach as high as heaven and all sorts of repair and remodel items. F. J. Estlinbaum also is a registered dealer for the R.G.C. Hoist and Dock Company. The Barge and Crane Service Company does not limit themselves to only work on the lake. In a slow period or the off season they perform all types of carpentry and remodeling work.
We can handle the Building Permits, the Design Work and the whole Construction Phase for you. We Do It All!
WHY WE ROCK
Riley the barge dog
Skaneateles Lake is one of the Finger Lakes in central New York in the United States. The name Skaneateles means long lake in one of the local Iroquoian languages. The lake is sometimes referred to as “The Roof Garden of the Lakes” because its altitude is higher than the other Finger Lakes.
It is 16 mi long and on average 0.75 mi wide, with a surface area of 13.6 sq mi, and a maximum depth of 315 ft.
The cleanest of the Finger Lakes, its water is so pure that the city of Syracuse and other municipalities use it unfiltered. The City of Syracuse spends about $2.3 million a year to protect lake quality, sixteen people inspecting (usually twice a year) each of the 2600 properties in the watershed, which is relatively small, compared to other Finger Lakes. The lake is the second cleanest lake in the United States as measured by dissolved nitrogen, after Crater Lake in Oregon.
William Henry Seward called it “The most beautiful body of water in the world.”