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I spent a quiet morning on the KVK this weekend, and caught a few neat photos, like the tug Neptune pushing the Great Lakes Dredge GL54.

Last week we watched Robert Burton racing; this week it was back at work on the KVK. While riding the SI Ferry, I was able to catch Don Jon’s huge Chesapeake 1000 raising a sunken barge in the upper bay.

Another tug we watched racing was Don Jon’s Meagan Ann, and she was photographed passing under the VZ Bridge at dusk.

Chesapeake 1000 Raising a Sunken Barge. Photo by John Skelson

Ellen McAllister Heading out to Pick up a Ship. Photo by John Skelson

Gulf Dawn with a Light Hopper Barge “On the Hip”. Photo by John Skelson

Hanjin Elizabeth Inbound. Photo by John Skelson

Tug Neptune Pushing Great Lakes Dredge GL54 in the KVK. Photo by John Skelson

Neptune. Photo by John Skelson

Robert Burton. Photo by John Skelson

Meagan Ann Passing under the VZ Bridge. Photo by John Skelson

Wehr Singapore Headed for Port Elizabeth. Photo by John Skelson

“Lift Boat” Vantage Working on the Hoboken Shore. Photo by John Skelson

Morgan Reinauer. Photo by John Skelson

Newark NJ Police Patrolling the KVK. Photo by John Skelson

Pegasus Passing Under the Bayonne Bridge. Photo by John Skelson

Have a good week ship spotting. John Skelson.

 

All photos by John Skelson, generously shared with the Working Harbor Committee

I spent a few hours shooting this week and wondering who will win the Tugboat Races this year. There are quite a few large new boats in NY Harbor this year; will it be one of them?

I finally got a good photo of Sabine, a tug chartered to McAllister. I kept missing her or capturing in bad light. Also, photographed Pelham, Henry Marine’s tug, headed for the Tappan Zee project; and got Vane’s Red Hook.

Sabine. Photo by John Skelson

Henry Marine’s Pelham. Photo by John Skelson

Passing, Robert E and Patrice McAllister. Photo by John Skelson

Chesapeake Coast maneuvering a barge at Bayonne. Photo by John Skelson

Brooklyn. Photo by John Skelson

Laura K Moran. Photo by John Skelson

Shawn Miller pushing a work barge. Photo by John Skelson

Small Tanker Sunny Williams (sister ship Emma Miller was shown last week). Photo by John Skelson

Taurus. Photo by John Skelson

St. Andrew. Photo by John Skelson

Red Hook, raced last year. Photo by John Skelson

Marjorie B McAllister. Photo by John Skelson

US Army Corp of Engineers work boat. Photo by John Skelson

This weekend will be a busy one with a Hidden Harbor Tour Saturday on Circle Line. The 22nd Annual North River Tugboat Race & Competition will be held on Sunday. Spectators can watch the race close-up on the Circle Line Spectator Boat. Activities start at 9:30. Competitions will also be held on Pier 84 (right next to Circle Line).

Hope to see everyone there!

All photos by John Skelson, generously shared with the Working Harbor Committee

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