NYC Fleet Week 2012 has come to an end and the harbor has returned normalcy. For the last week, NYC photographers and maritime enthusiasts have been treated to some great sites.
In honor of fleet week which coincided with memorial day, ships ranging from U.S amphibious assault ships to Finnish minelayers patrolled the New York waterways. Century old ships sailed the along the East River, Hudson River, and along the NY bays and docked near the South Street Seaport, and the U.S.S. Intrepid Museum.
The collection of historic vessels, 20 in total, were fitted with tradituional sails and provided by the group Operation Sail. The mostly military ships came from Japan, Canada, Finland, and the U.K.
Photographers from around the world descended upon NYC to shoot this rare collection. The shot above taken near the Brooklyn Bridge was taken by the AP’s Seth Wenig. The picture below is the ARC Gloria and shot by Richard Drew.