Back in 2008, I read an article in the NY Times about some “Working Harbor Committee” and their tours around NY Harbor. I quickly checked it out on-line and signed up for a trip… Phyllis and I were hooked, and to date we made every trip we could.
Capt John Doswell’s narration will be missed… ”On the Hip, Port, Starboard, in push gear”, and let’s not forget the Hughes Barge “fireworks” story in Erie Basin. Fair winds Dos, you will be missed.
Robert IV in “Push Gear” Buttermilk Channel 2009. Photo by John Skelson
Evergreen Ships unloading at Maher Terminal Port Elizabeth 2009. Photo by John Skelson
Pilot Boat #1, “New York” in the KVK 2009. Photo by John Skelson
November 14, 2009 saw a Saturday day trip, and unfortunately, the remnants of a hurricane was passing, with lots of rain. Photo of the new Catherine C Moran laying over for the storm, on her delivery trip south. Photo by John Skelson
Golden Florence 2009. Photo by John Skelson
Ross Sea (K-Sea). Photo by John Skelson
MSC Ornella out to sea 2010. Photo by John Skelson
Cape Cod in Newark Bay. Photo by John Skelson
Hughes Barges in Erie Basin… We all know the story!!! 2011. Photo by John Skelson
Ellen S Bouchard 2011. Photo by John Skelson
Heavy Lift Ship Blue Marlin 2011. Photo by John Skelson
Discovery Coast 2012. Photo by John Skelson
Lynx in Newark Bay 2012. Photo by John Skelson
Capt. John Doswell and Mitch Waxman discussing the trip. Photo by John Skelson
All photos from WHC Hidden Harbor tours, 2009-2012.
All photos by John Skelson, generously shared with the Working Harbor Committee