NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Since 1976, the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show have been catching a ride with the same family-owned business.
As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, Hughes Brothers, of Edison, New Jersey, has been in the barge business for 120 years and has supplying barges for the fireworks show for the past 38 years.
“It’s become a tradition,” said Joe Hughes, the company’s president. “I tell people, ‘No, it’s not a great money-maker for us.'”