Update: Appearances can be deceiving! It wasn’t a whale carcass; it was a boat fender. Thanks to reader Erin Hughes for the tip.
On my morning walk today, I saw this launch motoring past Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, towing something mysterious. A miniature submarine? The flag flying from the boat’s bow staff said New York Harbor School.
I used my zoom lens to get a closer look, below:To my eye, this looks like a whale carcass partially wrapped in a rubber or PVC jacket secured by white straps. Anyone have other ideas?
@bkheightsblog I spoke to the principal at the Harbor School and it's a boat fender.
— Erin Hughes (@ErinHughesNYC) July 15, 2013