More and more ice is finding its way south into the upper bay, slowing traffic down. I rode the SI ferry to get some photos of the conditions. I do not remember ever seeing this much ice in the harbor, it is quite a sight. Also this week I was able to catch some really nice color near Snug Harbor.

If you get a chance go out and see the ice. It’s best when the tide is flowing out.

At the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Photo by John Skelson

32 Buoy. Photo by John Skelson

Mary H. Photo by John Skelson

Haggerty Girls at the Battery. Photo by John Skelson

NY Waterways at Governors Island. Photo by John Skelson

North River from the Battery. Photo by John Skelson

SI Ferry MV Andrew J. Barberi approaching Manhattan. Photo by John Skelson

Merchant Mariners’ Memorial at Battery Park. Photo by John Skelson

Halifax Express inbound KVK. Photo by John Skelson

Stephen B passing Halifax Express at Snug Harbor. Photo by John Skelson

Halifax Express. Photo by John Skelson

Chesapeake Coast, Double Skin 305 “On the Hip”. Photo by John Skelson

Stephen B in the KVK. Photo by John Skelson

Hope to get out and photograph more of the ice floes in the next few days.

Until next week… John Skelson

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

Ew. Photo by Trey Ratcliff /


Owners of a crab boat turned floating strip club Wild Alaskan have been accused of dumping raw sewage into Kodiak harbor in Alaska, and lying about it.

Wild Alaskan hosts a strip club onboard. AP photo via The New York Daily News


UPI News: The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Darren and Kimberly Byler, owners of the Wild Alaskan floating strip club in Kodiak, were indicted by a federal grand jury for violating the Refuse Act by dumping raw sewage into a Kodiak harbor.

via NYmag


“Waste from the Wild Alaskan was being piped from the customer and employee bathrooms directly overboard and into St. Herman Harbor,” said the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Crab boat turned floating strip club. Photo via


The Bylers each face up to a year in jail and a $25,000 fine for the alleged Refuse Act violations and an additional five years in jail and fines of up to $250,000 for charges of making false statements to the Coast Guard.

Read more from UPI News here…

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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