After two solid days of pouring rain, the weather cleared in time for the Hidden Harbor Tour, run by the Working Harbor Committee. The tour goes from the Brooklyn waterfront to the Bayonne Bridge that connects New Jersey with Staten Island. It passes by tugboat yards, graving docks, container and automobile terminals, Governors Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. A portion of the tour covers the Kill Van Kull which separates New Jersey from Staten Island; it is home to many tugboat companies, oil docks, and marine repair facilities.
The fascinating commentary by tour guides Captain John Doswell of the Working Harbor Committee and Ed Kelly of New York Maritime Association competed with the attention I wanted to give to photographing the views, but I managed both. It was worth enduring the previous two days of rain for the spectacular clouds and sunset. I continued my practice of photographing what’s behind me (click here to see my post on that topic) and got great images of some of the other people on the tour.