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The vital job of the channel masters of NY Harbor

Capt Keating (right) speaking with Capt Christopher Wells, master of the liner Queen Mary 2, while preparing to lead the cruise ship out of New York Harbor.

New Jersey

A SPEED of 7 knots at sea equals about 13 kph on land, which doesn't sound very fast. But that's not how it feels about 24 km southeast of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, where the Queen Mary 2 is heading out into the Atlantic Ocean.

Thomas J Keating Jr emerges from a door...

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