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People on the Boro 20

Here’ve been previous posts in the series. See the crew up behind the glass;  one might be a pilot. The scale of container ships calling in the port renders the bow watch keeper almost invisible, but here he is zoomed in. Ditto this crewman. See the person in the rigging, partway up the center mast […]

People on the Boro 19

For context, let’s look back here. And last year among some of the great photos shared by Harry Thompson, here (scroll) was a crowded harbor photo I really liked. Last Saturday saw threatening weather; even so, lots of small boats and crowds braved the possibility of rain to see the races. Vigilance prevailed and I heard […]

People on the Boro 18

Here are the previous 17 iterations of this title.  I thought of this the other day when there were three others photographing with me along a short stretch of the KVK. Recreation along the waterway there has been popular for a very long time.  I took this photo recently at Noble Maritime at –you guessed […]

People on the Boro 17

Here’s the index.  Here and here are some from far enough back that you can note change on the sixth boro. Any ideas on the photo below?  I believe that’s Robert Burton in the background? Here’s the rest of that image.  The two photos come from Bjoern Kils of New York Media Boat, which has […]

People on the Boro 16

Here was 14. And in the photo below, dozens of people occupy  the vessels, mostly invisible even as the weather starts to warm up. But some work is done outside . .  like preparing to retrieve a docking pilot, whereas others, after a time at sea, feast their eyes on details of a foreign port […]

People on the Boro 15

. . . well it’s actually  on the Bay, San Juan Bay.  Coming upon this . . . I first thought an accident had occurred. Note the two objects–helmeted heads–bobbing on the water in lower left. Then a basket exits and lowers, half a minute later it’s returning to the aircraft, fifteen seconds later, three […]

People on the Boro 14

It’s been over a year since I’ve used this title . . .  I worry sometimes that someone I catch in the act of working might feel intruded upon. Such is the farthest thing from my intention.  I’m certainly not the first or last to state there’s dignity in labor, whether it’s performed indoors or […]

People on the Boro 13

Here’s a quick sampling of people outside on the sixth boro.  For every one person out on deck, at least a half dozen work inside or sleep in preparation for working later.  There’s channel marking maintenance, fotos to take before (Port Said here) heading for sea, (It only looks like he’s walking the top of […]

People on the Boro 12

Mere weeks ago:  pirates attacked a vessel currently in the sixth boro!!! We non-pirates are out there, on deck barges. on government boats, on gangplanks, behind glass amid ground tackle, at the waterline and on bridge wings, on the landing deck and at the helm, behind bulwarks, way forward of the bridge, crossing the threshold […]

People on the Boro 11

If you’re around my age, you remembered this yesterday, 47 years before. Here People … 10.  Today the spirit of carpe diem permeated the overcast sixth boro:  mild weather and 60+ degree temperature won’t last long.  Chat outside on the JFK, or work there as this crew on Rae and a Hughes barge weighing anchor. […]