I realize the oxymoronic twist of this title . . . local v. exotic . . . but these are boats that are seldom seen.  When this stack and upper superstructure first cameinto view, i suspected it might be one of those ghost AIS signals like Hunter D or No. 11 Asomaru I’ve been noticing of late.

But no, no yeti or sasquatch yet.  It’s Cabana dba Art Boat.  Does anyone know where/when Cabana was built?

And a few days later . . . this . . . , which at this angle I first thought a faux Mississippi style steamboat, down by the bow, as some Centerline boats in the distance looked on.

No, those were not stacks, but spuds rather.

And then it gradually came clear . . . Honorable William Wall, aka “willie wall,” Manhattan Yacht Club’s floating bar, usually anchored between Ellis Island and NJCRR station.

The occasionally-seen Durham is the prime mover here, with the clubhouse on the nose,

making way for the summer lounging area.

That’s it for today.  All photos, WVD, who advises for avoiding crowds these days and making your way to the solitude at the land’s edge, training your eyes to the waters where you might just see more local exotics.