Rocking the Boat, based in the Bronx, were rescued after running into trouble in the East River off Brooklyn this afternoon.
A motorized vessel belonging to the program roped the boats together and towed them south, escorted by NYPD Harbor unit 'Patrolman Walburger.' The current appeared to be quite strong in a northerly direction.
Normally these boats operate up in Hunts Point Riverside Park. However, today is City of Water Day, a harbor wide event that fills the waters around Governors Island with hundreds of small vessels.
Photos by MK Metz
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