The Blue Classroom

Blue Classroom LLC operates a former US Navy harbor security boat named REEL BUSY

2020: Putting Things in Focus

Following 7 years of operations with an old friend and mentor, we have taken the plunge this year to repower the boat with a modern outboard engine. The pandemic has … Continue reading

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Plans for Summer 2016?

What are your summer plans? Get out on the water with The Blue Classroom…

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Summer 2015 Highlights!

Gowanus Canal, Newtown Creek, East River, Hudson River, Harlem River New York Harbor and beyond!  Kayak, swim, SUP, row, sail, motor, parade, learn, enjoy, see, be!  

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August 2014 Highlights!

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July 2014 Highlights!

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2014 New York Outrigger Canoe Race a Smash!

We had a great time on the Harbor with yesterday’s Liberty Challenge Outrigger Canoe Race.  Our boat Reel Busy hosted a Race Timer, a Radio Communications Officer and two Photographers … Continue reading

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Late Summer: Newtown Creek and Coney Island

This month we enjoyed outings on the Hudson River, workdays on Newtown Creek, and the Rose Pitonof swim out to Coney Island. We are proud to work with kids from … Continue reading

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July 2013 Highlights: On the Water, On the Town!

In July we bade farewell to the ferryboat YANKEE, our friend and longtime neighbor on the Hudson River. Our tour for the GoDutch Consortium took us from Tribeca to Atlantic … Continue reading

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June 2013 – Manhattan Island Marathon Swim and more…

June 8, 2013 © Photographer Jay Fine This year’s Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (aka “MIMS” – though not to be confused with the Mumbai International Motor Show) featured nearly 40 … Continue reading

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May 2013: GoDutch! Upright Citizens’ Brigade, and more!

Though the water temperature was still in the high 40s REEL BUSY was underway early this season. In May we served as a film platform as well as a set … Continue reading

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Best of 2012

Up close with Shuttle ENTERPRISE New York Outrigger Canoe Race All Aboard with Hoboken Cove Boathouse After School Outings for the Jubilee Center and then came Sandy!

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