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The North Brooklyn Boat Club photographed paddling by the Domino Sugar Factor on the East River

The New Yorker: Goings on About Town

The North Brooklyn Boat Club photographed paddling by the Domino Sugar Factor on the East River

Photograph by Gabriele Stabile/The New Yorker

“According to Jens Rasmussen, a founding member of this organization and its communications coordinator, “The club was born from desires to reclaim, protect, and celebrate one of North Brooklyn’s greatest natural resources—the waterways.” The club, which formed in 2010, is dedicated to getting people out on the waters around Greenpoint and Williamsburg, including the East River and Newtown Creek—“on the water” being different from “in the water,” an important distinction here, given that Newtown Creek is one of the most polluted waterways in the country. To that end, the club trains would-be explorers in safe boating practices, educates them about the environment, and even runs boatbuilding workshops.”

The New Yorker – Goings On About Town (April 8, 2013)

PIX11: 2nd dolphin is now hanging out in the East River

“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.

PIX11: 2nd dolphin is now hanging out in the East River (March 18, 2013)

MyFoxNY: Boat club members get close to dolphins

“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.”

My Fox NY – Boat club members get close to dolphins (March 18, 2013)

City Atlas: East River dolphin, met by canoe

While the St. Patrick’s Day parade rolled up Fifth Avenue on Sat­ur­day, a scene unfolded in the East River that might have been more com­mon in the eigh­teenth cen­tury; canoeists met a dol­phin in a gen­tle snowfall. T Willis Elkins shot the footage on Sat­ur­day: “I pad­dled out with fel­low mem­bers of the North Brook­lyn Boat Club in snowy and foggy con­di­tions to try and find the recently sighted dol­phin in the East River. And we did!”

City Atlas: East River dolphin, met by canoe (March 17, 2013)