In 2015, the City of Baltimore launched its first waste water wheel named Mr. Trash Wheel into the Inner Harbor to help clean up waste from the harbor. A year later, the city revealed its second waste water wheel named Professor Trash Wheel, which is smaller than the original waste water wheel and operates more quickly and collects small pieces of trash.
Earlier this year, the Maryland Port Administration announced that it would install two more trash wheels at Port Covington and Masonville Cove in Maryland by the end of 2018. Now, the Port of Baltimore has announced that the name of the Masonville Cove trash wheel is Captain Trash Wheel.
The Baltimore Sun has more:
Baltimore’s trash wheel family is getting a captain.
The Port of Baltimore announced on Monday that Captain Trash Wheel is the winning name for the trash-collecting water wheel planned for South Baltimore’s Masonville Cove.
The Maryland Port Administration had invited the public to vote on the name, and Captain Trash Wheel beat out other options like Trashzilla, Uncle Curtis and Trash Smasher.