One of my ship-spotting pleasures is a walk over the Bayonne Bridge. I’ve always considered it a Poor Man’s Helicopter… aerial photography with your feet on the ground (well sort of). Tugboats, Container ships, etc. passing right under you, BUT, no more.

Two weeks ago the walkway shut down for a couple of years, due to the raising of the Bridge. 2015, 2016? Who knows. On the bright side, when the project is completed there will be a twelve-foot wide walkway. So, this week’s entry is photos from recent walks over the bridge.

Craig Eric Reinauer, in push gear. Photo: ©John Skelson

McAllister Responder in the shadow of the bridge. Photo: ©John Skelson

Rhea I Bouchard. Photo: ©John Skelson

Captain Zeke westbound in the KVK. Photo: ©John Skelson

Container ship Santa Paola, Gramma Lee T Moran assisting. Photo: ©John Skelson

Sea Bear, Crane Barge on the hip. Photo: ©John Skelson

Bird’s Eye view of an ACL Container ship. Photo: ©John Skelson

Hope to see everyone this Sunday at the Tugboat Races.

Until next week… John Skelson

by John Skelson for the Working Harbor Committee