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Wednesday was such a spectacular day for parading into NYC’s Upper Bay that even the cormorant took notice.

USS New York had this Osprey on its deck, surrounded by a crew of sailors and marines.

Previous appearances of USS New York, in the harbor and on this blog, can be found here.


Also in the procession were USCGC Campbell, 

USCGC Lawrence O. Lawson,

USCGC Katherine Walker,

HMCS Glace Bay,

ketch HMCS Oriole,

USMMA’s Kings Pointer

USS Tornado, 

some YPs, and

numerous smaller craft like this one . . ..

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who encourages you to tour whichever boats capture your fancy.

Katherine Walker has appeared or been mentioned here before many times.  And–last but certainly not least– my favorite photos of Kings Pointer can be found here . . . near the end of the post.



Atlantic Salvor sees Katherine Walker on two whistles and overtakes around Bergen Point.  To my untrained eye,  Salvor is as formidable as  Walker is  specialized.  More on Salvor soon.


I’ve posted about Katherine Walker several times before, most recently here.


Given the pressures of storms and wind, possible impact (literally) of shipping, and


changes to channels,  Katherine Walker performs one of those never-ending,


thankless jobs of keeping the channels well-marked, a task critical in  getting imports from faraway to the familiarity of our lives.

George Conk has fotos here of Katherine Walker using bow and stern thrusters to power away from a newly placed buoy just north of the George Washington Bridge.  George’s blog VOYAGES on my blogroll offers views along not only the North River but also in many other nooks and crannies of the wateryworld.

Finally, here’s another take on last Friday’s waterbloggergathering from John of summittoshore.

Images, WVD.

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