The main reason for me to take a ride on the Staten Island Ferry was a chance to see what tugster calls the Sixth Boro. As everyone knows, New York City is officially divided into five boroughs: Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx. Tugster coined the Sixth Boro to cover stuff that happens on the water. After meeting him last fall, I kept on his blog and wanted to see the harbor because the ships are different than what comes down the Detroit River.
What I didn't realize was the variety of ships that I would see in one day. A good day for me on the Detroit River is when I see 4 ships. A great day would be seeing more than that. That number would barely scratch the surface in New York. Normally, I would go into the histories of the ships but there isn't a good repository for the salties, so I will mostly let the pictures speak for themselves.
So now that I've seen the Sixth Boro, I would like to come back some day.