This past weekend Staten Island had a visit by the Ship of Tolerance, an art project created by artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. The ship was built at Miller’s Launch and the sails of the ship were created by NY City Public School children at workshops sponsored by the Noble Maritime Collection.

Atlantic Salt Co., Inc of Staten Island hosted the event. Unfortunately, high winds prevented the sails from being raised.

Access to the SALT PILE gave me a new location for shipspotting on the KVK. Tug Boats also tie up there, at the bulkhead, waiting for their next job.

Ship of Tolerance was built on a barge from Millers Launch Service. Photo: ©John Skelson

Night View. Photo: ©John Skelson

Dean Reinauer heading east in the KVK. Photo: ©John Skelson

Tanker Clipper Lancer assisted by Catherine Turecamo heading for Bayonne. Photo: ©John Skelson

Tugs Mary Galatly, formerly Vernon C, and St Andrews at the Salt Dock. Photo: ©John Skelson

Newark NJ Fireboat 1 in the KVK. Photo: ©John Skelson

Resolute, winner of this year’s Tugboat Races, Mary Galatly to her stern. Photo: ©John Skelson

St Andrews at sunset. Photo: ©John Skelson

I would like to thank Erin Urban of Noble Maritime Collection, and Brian DeForest of Atlantic Salt for making this photo-op possible.

Until next week…

All photos by John Skelson for the Working Harbor Committee

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