Saturday was the annual Jet Ski Invasion, where 100s of personal watercraft gather and make a circuit of Manhattan, very enjoyable to the riders and a big noisy nuisance to pretty much everyone else who traverses or follows the North River. The “invasion” rounded the Battery after 11am and proceeded north.
The invasion was escorted by Coast Guard, NYPD, and the FDNY, as well as fireboats from Jersey City, Hoboken, and North Hudson departments.
Regular commercial traffic and ferry boats had to operate as usual, mostly maintaining course, occasionally leaning on the horn, and hoping that self-interest keeps the riders out of the way.
A Canadian Forces coastal defense vessel, the HMCS Moncton, is visiting New York wearing commemorative World War II style anti-submarine camouflage. She was bunkered by the Vane Brothers tug Fort McHenry in the morning.