Weigh anchor! Off we went on the Circle Line Brooklyn, Saturday morning 28 June, on the second Hidden Harbor boat tour sponsored by the Working Harbor Committee this season.

The day was absolutely glorious! Our Captain, Kenneth Corcoron, paused the boat in all the right places and took us on a delightful side trip around Shooters Island. The boat pauses were coordinated with the speakers narrations. Perfect!

We enjoyed opening and closing remarks by Meg Black, and she announced that the tugboat race will take place on Sunday 31 August! The guest speakers, Ed Kelly from the Maritime Association of the Port of NY and NJ and Capt. Margaret Flanagan from the South Street Seaport Museum, were excellent.

Between the two of them we learned extensively about the history of the areas we passed on the tour and about the shipping industry, shipping companies, and even about graving docks! Among the distinguished guests aboard the Brooklyn was Ann Hermes, staff photographer from the Christian Science Monitor.

At the Statue. Photo: ©Phyllis Featherstone

Kayaks in Red Hook. Photo: ©Phyllis Featherstone

Enjoying the Trip. Photo: ©John Skelson

Rachel Marie. Photo: ©John Skelson

Guest speaker Ed Kelly, Executive Director of the Maritime Association of the Port of NY and NJ. Photo: ©John Skelson

Photo Ops. Photo: ©John Skelson

Captain Corcoran. Photo: ©Phyllis Featherstone

Scotty Sky and Pegasus. Photo: ©Phyllis Featherstone

Guest speaker, Captain Margaret Flanagan of the South Street Seaport Museum. Photo: ©Phyllis Featherstone

Moran’s Yard Staten Island. Photo: ©Phyllis Featherstone

Great Day. Photo: ©John Skelson

Turning HS Paris, Laura K, on the bow and Gramma Lee T Moran, stern. Photo: ©John Skelson

Ed Kelly and Meg Black. Photo: ©John Skelson

FDNY Fire Fighter II at the Statue. Photo: ©John Skelson

Thanks to all for a wonderful trip… more photos to follow.

All photos by John Skelson and Phyllis Featherstone, generously shared with the Working Harbor Committee