The ships entered the harbor at around 9 a.m. and traveled north up the Hudson, kicking off OpSail 2012 and Fleet Week. The ships will return south and dock in various places. Docking locations and tour times for the modern military vessels and historic tall ships visiting New York are available at http://www.nywaterway.com/FleetWeek2012.aspx.
The New York Waterway ferry and bus network will provide free commuter service for all active duty military personnel in uniform from any nation and American veterans May 23 through 30.
Service men and women must present identification showing their active duty or veteran status to ride free on ferries departing from New Jersey terminals in Edgewater, Port Imperial and Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken, and 14th Street in Hoboken.
For schedules, prices and additional information please call (800) 533-3779, or visit http://www.nywaterway.com or www.facebook.com/nywaterway. -- Gennarose Pope