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Flushing Bay. Photo by Transpoman via wikipedia


Local residents say Flushing Bay stinks. [DNAinfo]

The polluted waterway is filled with sludge – a thick, black, smelly sediment that has accumulated, from years of untreated sewage, storm water and other contaminants discharging from CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) pipes.



City officials announced the DEP will begin dredging the noxious sediment from the bottom of Flushing Bay in 2016. The $47 million, 3-year project will dredge about 16.8 acres of Flushing Bay.

Photo via Dredging Today


DNAinfo: Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, who lead the testimony as the Council’s finance chair, told DEP Commissioner Emily Lloyd, the smells are compared to rotten eggs and has plagued her district for years.

Flushing Bay. Photo by Thomas Lowenhaupt


The project, scheduled to be completed in 2019, will remove most of the gunk at the bottom and make a “significant” difference, Lloyd said. “When we clean this up it should last for a very long time,” she said.

Read more from DNAinfo here…


by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

There was a lot of activity on the KVK this morning including a couple of new tug sightings.

968 foot container ship Kaethe P headed for Port Elizabeth. Photo by John Skelson

James E Brown in push gear with 2 Weeks Crane Barges. Photo by John Skelson

New sighting, Tappan Zee Constructors tug Mr Russell. Photo by John Skelson

MSC Rachele, 1,096 foot container ship headed for Port Newark, Kirby Moran assisting. Photo by John Skelson

Oyster Creek passing Oleander. Photo by John Skelson

Oleander, it must be Thursday when Oleander shows up. Photo by John Skelson

New sighting, Tug Pinuccia. Photo by John Skelson

US Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon Bay. Photo by John Skelson

Kendall J Herbert. Photo by John Skelson

Petroleum Tanker Emerald Summit. Photo by John Skelson

Captain Willie Landers. Photo by John Skelson

Baltic Dawn. Photo by John Skelson

Evening Mist posing for the camera. Photo by John Skelson


Sunday, September 6th is the 23rd Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition, hope to see you there!
-John Skelson


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


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