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Memorial Day weekend ahead
The cruise terminal is teaming with sailors and coast guards and heavily guarded as we head into Memorial Day weekend. Observed commercial traffic has been moderate.
The Fleet is In
Fleet Week kicked off Wednesday with the traditional parade of ships. The surprise this year was the participation of the destroyer USS Cole, famous for surviving a deadly al-Qaeda attack in Yemen back in October 2000. For more on Fleet Week, see my write up in the West side Rag. Meanwhile, the marine highway remained…
Get ready for the fleet
Fleet Week officially kicks off Wednesday with the arrival of the parade of ships heading for Pier 88 and Stapleton, but there were signs of preparation already on Tuesday. The Italian frigate Virginio Fasan was tied up at Pier 90 in the morning, though they later headed back to the Harbor, presumably to join the…
Getting ready for the fleet
An atmosphere of anticipation prevailed over the river Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s arrival of the ships participating in the annual fleet week events. Cool and pleasant conditions prevailed. Regular business also went on as usual of course.