It was a windy day, late winter. Most of the port activity makes take place on the Manhattan side, but we live along a busy coast; shipping, passenger liners and the recreational boats of the wealthy. Saw this Coast Guard ship docked in the slip between the Erie Lackawanna station and Frank Sinatra Park. The wind was strong enough to whistle. The sweeping gusts rocked the ship back and forth. The waterfront gives our eyes compelling vistas, inspires reveries and musings. It’s also an enterprise with many players, where our maritime military force is required. It’s something that is obvious but we’re usually oblivious about until a ship sales into port to remind us about all that goes on so we can reside in cities with a river to view.