I made a ferry trip to Manhattan, and on the return, due to harbor conditions, the SI ferry Kennedy had to detour through Buttermilk Channel. It’s always a treat when that happens.

A Tale of 4 Mary’s? Hmmm!  Tug Mary H in push gear in the Buttermilk passing Mary A Whalen, and Maria J and Maryland in the KVK. Too bad the Queen Mary was not in port.

The German navy ship “Bonn” was visiting NY for a few days, and I was able to get a couple of quick shots of her.  Also, shot “Coast Guard on Patrol”, a short video of CG Safe Boat escorting the SI Ferry.

German Warship Bonn in port at the foot of Atlantic Ave Brooklyn. Photo: ©John Skelson

Tug Mary H in push gear with barge Patriot. Photo: ©John Skelson

Mary A Whalen at her Brooklyn pier. Photo: ©John Skelson

Maria J in the KVK. Photo: ©John Skelson

Maryland, barge on the hip east in the KVK. Photo: ©John Skelson

ZIM California entering the KVK. Photo: ©John Skelson

Bouchard Evening Tide, Stephen Reinauer in the background. Photo: ©John Skelson

Crystal Cutler passing IMTT Bayonne. Photo: ©John Skelson

NYC DEP ship Red Hook leaving the KVK. Photo: ©John Skelson

Kobe Express inbound for Port Elizabeth. Photo: ©John Skelson


Video of US Coast Guard on patrol escorting the SI Ferry. ©John Skelson.


All photos and video taken on 3/10 and 3/11/14 by John Skelson for the Working Harbor Committee