NBBC joined boat clubs from all over the city for an overnight stay at Governors Island for City of Water 2017 . . . and demonstrated on the hot paddle home that the waters of New York City have many uses!
“Last week we told you about a dolphin sighting in the east river, turns out there was not one but two. Just two days after the first one was spotted, another dolphin was spotted on the other side of the river. Yesterday members of the north Brooklyn boat club took to the water to find both dolphins hanging out together. Both appear healthy and a little lost.
“A second dolphin was spotted over the weekend in the East River bringing the total to two mammals in unfamiliar territory.
Members of the North Brooklyn Boat Club spotted both dolphins. Willis Elkins and Fung Lim shot video of one of the dolphins just off 23rd Street in Manhattan.
“It was very close to our shores. It seemed pretty healthy. We kept an eye on it for 1.5 hours,” said Elkins.
Video of the dolphin shows it making its way past the canoe the pair was riding in.
It was a rare opportunity for the club members more accustomed to other finds.
“We document stuff from the mussels to the beards so seeing a dolphin would be a peak,” said Elkins.”