F/A-18 Hornets I believe
Tall ships being led southbound by Juan Sebastian de Elcano from Spain. The New York side tower of the George Washington Bridge in the background.
The Ellen McAllister and many of her fellow tugs will have a very busy day helping all these visitors to safely berth at various piers around the city.
The naval flotilla advancing up the Hudson.
Scanning the background will reveal the murk shrouded towers and span of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge connecting the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn (left, East) and Staten Island.
We're near the Intrepid, with ships approaching from both North & South.
Another flight of F/A-18 Hornets.
Lady B., United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Juan Sebastian de Elcano
Eagle & company approaching from the south. You can just make out an approaching aircraft in the murky sky above the warships.
The John J. Harvey, a retired NYC fireboat welcomes visitors as only a fireboat can.
The Eagle approaches Chelsea Piers.
USS ROOSEVELT (DDG 80) an Arleigh Burke Class Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer follows the Eagle upriver.
John J. Harvey salutes Eagle...
John J. Harvey salutes Eagle...and frames her.
Looks like more of those F/A-18 Hornets...but wait a second...
...those aren't just any Hornets, they're the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels!
they're the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels!
Amazing precision! How many are there again?
Blue Angel dust adds to the already heavy skies of the day.
Keep your eyes open for sailors in the rigging.
USCG barque Eagle
Juan Sebastian de Elcano of Spain