More government vessels. Jamaica Bay is an aquatic weed harvester. I’ve seen these on freshwater lakes and rivers, but this was my first sighting transiting the East River. Anyone know where it operates? Jamaica Bay maybe?

S/V Moritz uses Reson Seabat systems to map the harbor bottom.

Hayward is a debris remover and dump truck.


Profile view of Hayward with its 84-foot crane that can lift a whale, a helicopter, a floataway container… you name it. But who was “Hayward” so honored?


Buoy tender Katherine Walker maintains channel markers. Her namesake is shown at this link.


All photos by Will Van Dorp.