One year ago this week, June 30th, USS Slater returned to her berth in Albany after several months of repairs at Caddell Dry Dock, Staten Island.

I was out at 5am to photograph the start of her journey back home; once again, I’m sharing some of the photos here.

USS Slater on dry dock at Caddell. Photo by John Skelson

Back in the water, sporting her new “Dazzle” paint job. Photo by John Skelson

The journey begins, tugs Margot and Frances making the move. Photo by John Skelson

Margot. Photo by John Skelson

Frances. Photo by John Skelson

At sunrise. Photo by John Skelson

Passing Zim New York. Photo by John Skelson

Leaving the KVK. Photo by John Skelson

 

One year later, June 30, 2015, on the KVK

 

New Jersey Responder, pollution control vessel. Photo by John Skelson

Dorothy J assisting Ruby M docking a barge at Bayonne. Photo by John Skelson

St Andrews. Photo by John Skelson

Stephen B, Miriam Moran in background. Photo by John Skelson

A curious spectator. Photo by John Skelson

 

Thursday, July 9th, there is a Working Harbor Newark Bay cruise; tickets are available here. Hope to see you spotting onboard.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!
– John Skelson

 

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

 

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