This week’s highlight was the 223 foot “Super Yacht Archimedes” passing through the KVK on her way to Southampton (UK). She is owned by the founder of the Hedge Fund “Renaissance Technologies”. The usual parade of tug boats and a RoRo topped off the week.

Archimedes passing through the KVK. Photo by John Skelson

Emerald Coast. Photo by John Skelson

Evelyn Cutler. Photo by John Skelson

Gabby L Miller. Photo by John Skelson

Maryland. Photo by John Skelson

Miriam Moran. Photo by John Skelson

Navigator. Photo by John Skelson

Sassafras. Photo by John Skelson

Taurus. Photo by John Skelson

Thomas J Brown. Photo by John Skelson

RoRo Elektra. Photo by John Skelson

Mary H pushing the barge Patriot. Photo by John Skelson


Fleet Week is in town this Memorial Day weekend. Ships located at the Staten Island Homeport Pier and Pier 92 Hudson River will be open to visitors thru Monday.

Until next week… John Skelson

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

USS San Antonio (LPD 17) enters New York harbor for the start of Fleet Week 2015. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abe McNatt/Released) via Fleet Week New York’s facebook page


Yay! The Fleet is in town for Fleet Week, and it’s our chance to show the troops a proper Noo Yawk welcome! Go ahead, buy those brave boys-in-white a frosty brew to show them a little token of your thanks for their service.

Get your #SelfieWithASailor Photo via #FleetWeekNYC facebook page


Did you get your #SelfieWithASailor? Headed to a ships tour of USS San Antonio? There is so much to do and see, it’s a good thing we have until Tuesday to pack as many events as we can into the Holiday weekend.

Welcome USS Barry! Photo via Fleet Week New York’s facebook page


There are U.S. Coast Guard search-and-rescue demos, U.S. Navy Special Ops dive team demos  and U.S. Marine Corps Aviation/Marine Air-Ground Task Force exhibitions, <–That’s official-speak for COOL aircraft!

There are bands, and parades, and you won’t want to miss the U.S. Navy FA-18 Super Hornets flyover on Memorial Day! (11 am, Pier 86)

Ellen McAllister assists USS Barry (DDG 52) at USS The Sullivans Pier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sharay Bennett/Released) via Fleet Week New York’s facebook page


I hope you’ll share your photos with us in the Working Harbor photo pool on flickr – we’d love to see them!

Check out the entire schedule of events on the FleetWeekNewYork website.

Have fun!

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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