This week’s cast of characters include B Franklin Reinauer, one of the “New Look” in tugs, “oldies but goodies” Dorothy J and Bruce A McAllister, and an unusual incident/fire on Governors Island.

With no fire protection on the island, boats were used to bring firefighters to the scene.

ATB, B. Franklin Reinauer, RTC 81 in push gear. Photo: ©John Skelson

Craig Eric Reinauer, RTC 103 east in the KVK. Photo: ©John Skelson

Bruce A McAllister out to meet an incoming ship. Photo: ©John Skelson

Tanker Valle Azzurra out to sea flies the Italian Flag. Photo: ©John Skelson

Dann Ocean Towing’s Tug Neptune westbound in the KVK. Photo: ©John Skelson

Henry Marine’s Dorothy J. in the KVK heading for their yard. Photo: ©John Skelson

Unusual incident of the week, an All-Hands fire on Governor’s Island.

Fire Fighter II transported manpower from Staten Island firehouses to the scene, while Fireboat 343 transported manpower from Brooklyn. Governor’s Island ferry Samuel S. Coursen transported fire apparatus from Lower Manhattan to the island. The fire was in the roof area of Building 3.

Fire Fighter II operating at Governors Island. Photo: ©John Skelson

Ferryboat Coursen. Photo: ©John Skelson

Ship spotting with Skelson tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 5 – FREE!

Saturday, October 5 at 10:30 AM, I will be leading a Photowalk along the Kill Van Kull and Richmond Terrace a.k.a ‘tugboat alley’, as part of Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk day. We will be walking from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal to the Snug Harbor area. The event is free, but you must sign up online.

Come Ship spotting with Skelson!

by John Skelson for the Working Harbor Committee