Looking north from the center of the Upper Bay toward southern Manhattan, one might conclude that fishing–a single boat in a spacious sea– in the sixth boro is a lonely trade, until

you turn around and look south.  Tuesday saw more boats in the harbor than usual, including

regulars and ones I’ve never before seen.

like this one.  I couldn’t spot a name on this very basic fishing platform, but

I’d like to.  The lighthouse here and elsewhere is the Robbins Reef light, and farther in the distance is my “logo” Bayonne Bridge, now a limitation to growth of NY/NJ as a container port..

In the background is GMD Bayonne.

Note the KV buoy, Nathan E. Stewart,  and the variety of fish rigs:  here,

here, and

one more.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.