Making Real Estate

The old saying goes, “Buy real estate. They aren’t making any more.” Well, that’s generally true. However, in some places, they are making real estate. Take a look at this recent photo from New York City:

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The contractor built a sheet piling wall and then filled in behind it. Looks like they’re also building a new pier there, which is essentially real estate above the water. Either way, it seems NYC is gains a few acres here.

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Dredge and Survey

Here’s another photo from the dredging of the back basin at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. This time, you see the survey boat checking the depth.

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There was also some moorings built during this project. I hope to get some more photos soon. Stay tuned.

Parade Rest

In the back basin of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, you’ll find a number of ships in reserve or mothballed status. Fortunately, they’re not needed as intended. Still, sad to see them laid up. Here’s a look at a few on a clear morning.

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Eventually they will be sold or scrapped. I’m sure their former crews have many stories to tell.

Cape May Harbor

Cape May, NJ, USA has a beautiful harbor. If you like to watch the boats, there are several vantage points. Here’s a look at the commercial fishing fleet rafted at the dock.

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Be sure to check out the sport fisherman, the pleasure craft, and even the paddle boards and kayaks. There’s all types of vessels about. And then, just a short walk away, you’ll find plenty of establishments to enjoy a meal and beverages. Take your time. No hurry.