Tag Archives: Massachusetts U.S.A.




One of the joys of that gate house

Is hearing a train working near…

Providence and Worcester Railroad trains

Often do appear.

Climbing the hill out of Worcester,

Going to Gardiner, Mass…

Up in early afternoon

And back down when sunset is passed.

Lots or interesting freight cars

Appear on the monitor screen…

Provided so that we can see

If a vehicle goes where it means…!

Return trains run in darkness,

Screeching like a slythering ghost…

Despite the hardships of the gatehouse

This scheduled show means the most!!!!


–Jonathan Caswell





“Make Way for Ducklings” came out in ‘forty-one,

About a Boston family who chose to get things done…

By raising their duck family in the Boston Garden pool

And became the official nursery book,

Which people thought so cool!

Boston went “duck crazy” with a statue of the same,

A life-sized bronze line of ducks

With international fame…

Ducks still breed in the Boston Garden “Lake” for sure,

Using Swan (paddle) Boats in summertime

The ducks are kept secure!

Surplus amphibious vehicles, “DUK” by name,

Someone started using in the touring game…

And for special occasions instead of a fancy float,

They crank up the whole big fleet…

A parade of Duck Boats!

The thing about Duck Boats, really,

Is they work on sea and land…

In and out of the Charles River I hope you understand,

Rolling down Main Street to cheering crowds…

Our heroes in demand!

Duck Boats come in colors,

Green and red and blue…

During the normal season

They use just a few,

But for the Red Sox…

They’ll pull out all the stops

To make a splash of a happy bash

Until old Boston rocks!  🙂


–Jonathan Caswell