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Regarding RoRo’s, it seems that as one comes in another one leaves port…I guess there will be a lot of new cars for holiday presents. Containerships are coming and going as are the usual parade of Tugboats.

McAllister received a new Tug “Eric McAllister” yesterday; now I have a mission to photographer her.

RoRo’s Emerald Ace and Heroic Ace passing at the VZ bridge. Photo by John Skelson

Emerald Ace, Charles D McAllister along side, Norwegian Breakaway in the background. Photo by John Skelson

Don Jon’s tugs Brian Nicholas passing Paul Andrew in the Upper Bay. Photo by John Skelson

Atlantic Coast in the KVK. Photo by John Skelson

Evelyn Cutler has been in NY for a couple of months, finally, my first photo of her. Photo by John Skelson

An unusual sight, Reinauer tug (Franklin) pushing a crane barge. Photo by John Skelson

UASC Sab Ya leaving Newark Bay. Photo by John Skelson

Gramma Lee T Moran in Newark Bay. Photo by John Skelson

MSC Federica inbound “light in the water”. Photo by John Skelson

McAllister’s Ron G. Photo by John Skelson

Potomac, barge in the notch. Photo by John Skelson

Crowley’s ATB Innovation docking at IMTT Bayonne. Photo by John Skelson

I’m off to try to get a photo of the new McAllister tug…

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

Photo via USA Today


Please tell me this is a Halloween trick?

Gothamist reports that The Statue of Liberty will be used in a cheesy marketing gimmick by a some clothing label. The ‘big idea’ is to “dress-up” the nations most iconic symbol of Freedom in gaudy polka-dotted bowties for Halloween.

These 60 foot wide bowties will be hoisted by helicopter and flown in front of Lady Liberty, presumably for tourist photo ops.


via Gothamist


Gothamist: In what appears to be some sort of marketing gimmick thought up by Joe Boxer founder Nick Graham, on the morning of October 31st Lady Liberty will be part of a one Lady fashion show. She’ll be sporting an array of massive bow ties courtesy of the menswear and lifestyle brand, which will be lifted in front of her, one by one, via helicopters.

The organizers claim full permission from the National Parks Service and the FAA for the planned commercial stunt, but Gothamist reports to the contrary:

UPDATE: A rep for the FAA tells us, “The FAA has not received any applications for waivers to carry giant bowties via helicopters in front of the Statue of Liberty.” The National Parks Service has still not returned our request for comment, but they did tell USA Today they were “aware that this is something that Nick Graham is planning on doing. We were told it would be taking place 1,000 feet from Liberty Island, which would make it not on our property.”

Read more from Gothamist here…

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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