If you have a chance to get to Pier 25 in Lower Manhattan, you should see Carolina Salguero‘s Maritime 9/11 exhibit on steamer Lilac. Click here for info.
Also, check out this very moving 12-minute video called Boatlift, an effort to evacuate Lower Manhattan 10 years ago using the fastest, safest route out. In the past week, New York harbor aka the sixth boro has seen a large vessel as
well as these small ones, RIBs. They seem to be everywhere, but
maybe it’s just a few flying hither and yon
anyone in the wrong place. That’s QM2 leaving town after being escorted across the Upper Bay last week.
Try intruding on a safety zone and
these folks will intercept you in the most
No matter the time and weather . . . and
the sixth boro’s seen enough weather of late to take on Mississippi mud colors…
these patrol vessels zoom around.
along with RBMs (in the distance) and vessels
of other agencies like NYPD.
I’m not posting tomorrow. I’m going off to a meditative place. The closing foto today comes thanks to Capt. Justin Zizes. Thanks, Justin.
A parting thought . . I think it’s possible that folks who have never lived in NYC might have a hard time understanding New Yorkers. I’m just a transplant here, but I understand the sentiments described in this NYTimes article by N. R. Kleinfield.
All fotos except the last one by Will Van Dorp.