Cool clear weather has made for some nice photography conditions, and a cold wind on Tuesday morning reminded me that gloves will be in order soon.

There was a lot of tugboat activity on the Kill Van Kull this week, small tugs, Shelby Rose and Tony L Miller, and larger one’s like Comet…and of course Gramma Lee T Moran. Our Christmas presents are arriving on the many container ships like ZIM Luanda, and MCS Busan coming into the port.

Comet, barge on the hip passing IMTT Bayonne. Photo: ©John Skelson

Shelby Rose westbound in the KVK. Photo: ©John Skelson

MSC Busan out to sea. Photo: ©John Skelson

US Coast Guard on patrol. Photo: ©John Skelson

ZIM Luanda inbound to Port Elizabeth. Photo: ©John Skelson

Tony L Miller pushing a barge east in the Kills. Photo: ©John Skelson

Mister Jim in push gear with what appears to be a load of sand. Photo: ©John Skelson

Gulf Dawn pushing a loaded barge. Photo: ©John Skelson

Gramma Lee T Moran heading out to meet a ship. Photo: ©John Skelson


On October 5, I will be leading a Photowalk along the KVK and Richmond Terrace, as part of Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk day. We will walk from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal to the Snug Harbor area. The walk is free, but you must sign up.

There will be walks held all over the world on that day, so there may even be one in your neighborhood. Check for the walks and sign up if you are interested.

Until next week, John Skelson.

by John Skelson for the Working Harbor Committee