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My Dad was retired from the Harbor. I have many great memories of him. The true Irishman he could tell a story and he told many stories of his time "on the job"
clare m Brady <clarembrady@verizon.net>
commodore, [a USA - Friday, June 14, 2013 at 19:09:19 (CDT)

SCUBA TEAM SPRING 1986-SUMMER 1987, SWITCHED TO NCPD SUMMER 1987
Gregory Boyce <GBOYCE29916@OPTONLINE.NET>
SAYVILLE, NY USA - Sunday, April 07, 2013 at 11:44:11 (CDT)

to all retired and active harbor unit cops police officers everywhere a merry christmas and a happy new year. god bless you all. peter t. triola
peter t. triola <pttrio@embarqmail.com>
naples fl., USA - Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 12:52:21 (CST)

gene i retired from harbor unit in 1979. i worked a few tours with your dad at pier A ,he was a kind of quiet type but a pretty good sgt. he didnt work the pier on a steady basis but he enjoyed working there. iwish you well on your job in suffolk co. if you are ever in naples perhaps we can pop a beer.
pete triola <pttrio@embarqmail.com>
naples, fl USA - Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 18:14:42 (CST)

My father was Sgt. Cornelius Brosnan in the harbor unit. He passed away off duty while still on the job in 1977. I was a child then but I spent two years NYPD 1992-1994 and have been in the Suffolk Sheriffs office since. I have a few old photos and looking to learn more.
Eugene Brosnan <Gbros290@gmail.com>
Mt.Sinai, Ny USA - Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 22:29:39 (CDT)

i just found out that john skaflestad passed away. skaf and i worked the pier (a) launch in the 60's and 70's. i don't how many of us are left who worked launch 3 and launch 1. iwould like to hear from anyone who did. god bless you all. pete triola
peter t. triola <pttrio@embarqmail.com>
naples, fl USA - Wednesday, October 03, 2012 at 10:10:37 (CDT)

I'm doing research for a television project on retired NYPD officers and came across your wonderful website. We're looking for some interesting stories and I'm sure there are many. If anyone would like to share, please contact me at sbeckerman1@optonline.net. Sylvia
Sylvia <sbeckerman1@optonline.net>
Norwalk, CT USA - Monday, August 20, 2012 at 13:24:20 (CDT)

Wondering if anyone remembers my dad John Skaflestad? He worked with the Harbor Patrol and retired in 1975?
Jamie Longo <jlongonj@gmail.com>
Wayne, NJ New Jersey USA - Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 12:21:48 (CDT)

Member of Harbor in 1977. Best time "on the job" Stay safe all; GBA and God Bless the NYPD
john kelly <johntkelly@hotmail.com>
palm coast, fl USA - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 15:10:40 (CDT)

If anyone out there would like to be our guests at Miramar YC in Sheepshead Bay and/or aboard "seadeuce" for a sail, please do not hesitate to give us a call (718) 743-5823. Ron Olson
Ron Olson <seadeuce2@aol.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 08:06:39 (CDT)

On April 30th my good friend Howie Stein passed away. He was my partner for 9 years. We worked Pier A, 5 tours together when the department decided on that type of chart. Around 1968, I think it was when Harbor cut down from 8 boats to 3, Howie went to the 83. He was a good Harbor cop and a good street cop. My family and I will certainly miss him. When you Harbor cops see a seagull, say HELLO to Howie for me. You could always tell Howie was a German but you couldn't tell him much. Thank you, Pete Triola
Peter T. Triola <pttrio@embarqmail.com>
naples, fl. USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 09:35:27 (CDT)

Today my good friend Howie Stein passed away. He was my partner for 9 years. We worked Pier A, 5 tours together when the department decided on that type of chart. Around 1968, I believe. When harbor cut down from 8 boats to 3, Howie went to the 83. He was a good Harbor Cop and a good street cop. My family and I will certainly miss him. When you Harbor Cops see a seagull, say HELLO to Howie for me. You could always tell Howie was a German but you couldn't tell him much. May God Bless Him. Thank you, Pete Triola
Peter T. Triola <pttrio@embarqmail.com>
Naples, FL USA - Monday, April 30, 2012 at 16:54:04 (CDT)

Thank's for sending me the photo's re: the Launch Repairs Shop 2012 Reunion. I really enjoy seeing them...hey when are we going to have a Bent Wheel Affair...it has been a century since the last one. We have been spending the winters in FL since "04 but would appreciate any notifications about upcoming events. MY Best to the Greatest Boatmen in the world! Sincerely, Bill Hasper
Bill Hasper <cookibil@optonline.net>
Moriches , NY USA - Saturday, April 07, 2012 at 20:23:47 (CDT)

Greetings all. I hope the winds of 2012 blow favorably upon you all active or retired. I have a change in e-mail address for those who may want it. Be well and stay safe.
Charles Abbene <cabbene@aol.com>
Smith Point, NY USA - Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 12:49:47 (CDT)

I am a retired NYPD Officer (1962 - 1982) who was assigned to the Harbor Pct. from 1967 to 1974.
Frank A. Odin <VIKINGODIN@aol.com>
Lindenhurst, NY USA - Wednesday, January 04, 2012 at 14:33:08 (CST)

very nice website, well done
Richard Reip <NYPDDETRTRD@aol.com>
Howard Beach, NY USA - Tuesday, January 03, 2012 at 00:53:18 (CST)

Hello from Boston! I'm trying to get in contact with an old friend Patrick Gallagher of the NYPD Harbor Unit. I can be reached at my email address. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Deanna Keating <Deanna.keating@gmail.com>
Boston, USA - Friday, December 30, 2011 at 20:19:22 (CST)

Hi, I was trying to get in touch with an old friend Jimmy Brady. Does anyone have any contact info for him? Thanks, Kathy
Kathy Clausen <kathydavis38@verizon.net>
Cranford, New Jersey USA - Friday, December 30, 2011 at 15:04:41 (CST)

Trying to find my friend Frank Moran.
Todd Mitchell <mitchelltodd@comcast.net>
Roseland, NJ USA - Sunday, December 04, 2011 at 19:05:21 (CST)

I was on the "Boats" from1961-1971.Hart Id.& Sheepshead Bay.Don,t recognize too many names except Walter Barwell& Ed Kent.All the best to the old timers! frank beach
frank beach <fxbeach@bellsouth.net>
jacksonville, fl USA - Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 18:04:49 (CDT)

Changed E-Mail and address. Would love to hear from you guys.
Kevin Daly <qtip1457@aol.com>
manalapan, nj USA - Monday, October 17, 2011 at 10:09:35 (CDT)

Nice site. Looking to see if I can find info on a family uncle (my mother's side), a Bill Carter, that was in Harbor Unit in the 30's thru 60's (I think). I have some of his brass and would like to know more of his history if possible. Thanks.
R. O'Neill <ejfd46@yahoo.com>
Essex Jct. , VT USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 22:24:52 (CDT)

Merry Christmas and Happy New to all Harbor Unit and Scuba Unit Members. I was assigned to Harbor Charlie 1994 to 1998
Rich Dewar Rt. NYPD <Seaduction1@aol.com>
Staten Island, NY USA - Friday, December 24, 2010 at 08:29:55 (CST)

this is my correct email adress pttrio@embarqmail.com
peter t. triola <pttrio@embarqmail.com>
naples, fl. USA - Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 10:41:12 (CST)

just want to wish all active and retirees a merry christmas and a happy new year
peter t. triola <pttrio@embarqma[l.com>
naples , fl USA - Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 10:33:22 (CST)

I am attempting to make contact with a retired member of the Harbor Unit, Frank Brogan. I knew Frank approximately 20 years ago as a teenager and friend of my father, Gerard Coppola. Frank taught my father to sail and then, when my father and I learned to dive, Frank became our occasional dive buddy on trips. I was privileged to have Frank as one of my early diving and sailing mentors. If you have any contact information for him, or can direct me toward someone who does, I would appreciate it. I simply want to inform him that his friend, my father, passed away on November 15, 2010 and to thank him for lessons taught to a young sailor and diver that are remembered still by an older sailor and diver. Best regards, Evan Coppola
Evan Coppola <evan.coppola@cox.net>
Scottsdale, AZ USA - Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 12:13:37 (CST)

I love the old pictures. My grandfather, George Nee, was in harbor from the 1920s until he died in 1962.
George Horan <george.horan@snet.net>
Salem, CT USA - Sunday, November 07, 2010 at 14:06:29 (CST)

Hello to all!
Bob Decock <retsoor3201@yahoo.com>
Cazenovia, NY USA - Wednesday, October 06, 2010 at 21:05:09 (CDT)

I was a Seaman stationed there in 1982.
Craig K. Friedl
Cabot, AR USA - Friday, September 10, 2010 at 00:04:36 (CDT)

BENT WHEEL SEPT 17 aboard AMBERJACK V boarding 6;30 sheepshead bay call hush for more info may need reservations best jim
jim chambers <captjimchambers@aol.com>
ny, ny USA - Monday, August 30, 2010 at 13:27:07 (CDT)

Retired from 52nd street boat Jan 1,1967. Would enjoy hearing from any of the old crew.
Henry Delisle <cpearce@optonline.net>
East Marion, NY USA - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 13:02:56 (CDT)

retired in 1985 guess i'm ahead of the game .golden years aren't what they are cracked up to be but it beats the alturnative.Iv'e been in Pa for about 20 years and is nice hear cost of living was much cheeper when I first moved here but we're catching up.lots of good eating places herein case you hungrey guys are interested. never lost for things to do
Richard Grimes <mrmacduff@verizon.net>
Annville, PaRetired in 1985 ,guess i'm ahead of the game these golden years aren't what they are cracked upto be but it beats the alterative USA - Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 06:57:57 (CDT)

MY DAD JIM POGAN WAS IN THE UNIT DURING THE LATE 50'S EARLY 60'S. HIS DRANDSON PAT JR WILL BE GOING ON TRIAL STARTING MONDAY THE 19TH OF APRIL. IF ANYONE CAN BE THERE TO SUPPORT HIM AT 111CENTRE ST ROOM 736 JUDGE MAX WILEY. P.S. IF ANYBODY HAS ANY PICTURES OF MY DAD WHILE IN THE UNIT PLEASE EMAIL ME I WILL PAY ANY REPRODUCTION COSTS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND HAVE CALM SEA'S
PAT POGAN (DET RET) <NAGAP3@AOL.COM>
MASSAPEQUA PARK, NY USA - Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 16:14:38 (CDT)

to willy arnett iretired in 79 worked with you on onr of the launches and i live in fla. naples be good to see you and pop a beer with you.
pete triola <ppttrio@embarqmail.com>
naples, fl USA - Monday, February 22, 2010 at 22:50:49 (CST)

I have been out of touch. I retired 1977 active in old bent wheel and have lost communication. Would like to hear from old sand baggers. Hoping to move to Florida soon.
Bill Arnott <grandmad@warwick.net>
Barryville, n.y. USA - Tuesday, February 02, 2010 at 15:33:59 (CST)

Bill Nice idea about the retirees. Yes there is life after Harbor.
Ann morrill <abmorr@optonline.net>
center moriches, ny USA - Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 21:06:40 (EST)

Thank you Bill! great video! I continue to cry over 9-11 massive losses
Ann morrill <abmorr@optonline.net>
center moriches, ny USA - Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 20:32:59 (EST)

Thank you Bill! great video! I continue to cry over 9-11 massive losses
Ann morrill <abmorr@optonline.net>
center moriches, ny USA - Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 20:32:32 (EST)

Thank you Bill! great video! I continue to cry over 9-11 massive losses
Ann morrill <abmorr@optonline.net>
center moriches, ny USA - Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 20:32:09 (EST)

Assigned to Harbor 1994 - 1998. I just want to wish all the Members of the Harbor Unit a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Rich Dewar <Seaduction1@aol.com>
Staten Island, NY USA - Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 16:10:11 (EST)

Assigned to Harbor 1994 - 1998. I just want to Wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the members of the Harbor Unit
Rich Dewar <seaduction1@aol.com>
Staten island, NY USA - Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 16:07:22 (EST)

Great Photo, I would love to get a copy so I can Display it at The BX Narcotics Police Museum. Call me if possible at 646-996-6928
Det. Roman, Al <TANGO6104@AOL.COM>
Bronx, NY USA - Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 17:05:47 (EST)

Looking for Edy Conlon Harbor 1965-73
Mark Sternefeld <abway@aol.com>
Bronx, NY USA - Monday, November 16, 2009 at 21:31:51 (EST)

USCG 1968-1972- USCGC Spencer, USCGC Mahoning, USCG Station NJ USCG Reserve 1972-1995 USCG Station New York 1972-1973 Operator at Stapleton Launch 1973-1993 Texaco Marine at Bayonne tugs, Deckhand,Mate, Relief Captain 1994-2001 Mate at Bouchard I enjoyed working with the NYPD Marine while running Station New York boats. Now I have a question: NYPD Marine has several 36 foot aluminum patrol boats built by Gladding-Hearn and at least one 34 or 36 foot patrol boat built Sea Ark. Which is the better handled boats? speed? quality construction? etc. Thank You
Fred Mallett USCG Retired <USCG1968@comcast.net>
Little Egg Harbor, NJ USA - Monday, November 16, 2009 at 18:11:08 (EST)

USCG 1968-1972- USCGC Spencer, USCGC Mahoning, USCG Station NJ USCG Reserve 1972-1995 USCG Station New York 1972-1973 Operator at Stapleton Launch 1973-1993 Texaco Marine at Bayonne tugs, Deckhand,Mate, Relief Captain 1994-2001 Mate at Bouchard I enjoyed working with the NYPD Marine while running Station New York boats. Now I have a question: NYPD Marine has several 36 foot aluminum patrol boats built by Gladding-Hearn and at least one 34 or 36 foot patrol boat built Sea Ark. Which is the better handled boats? speed? quality construction? etc. Thank You
Fred Mallett USCG Retired <USCG1968@comcast.net>
Little Egg Harbor, NJ USA - Monday, November 16, 2009 at 18:10:10 (EST)

Was a proud member of the Harbor Unit SCUBA TEAM and Harbor George from 1985 till Nov.2001. Would like to hear from some of the guys that was an true honor to serve with,had alot of great memories.
John Girani <girani@aol.com>
Wirtz, VA USA - Thursday, October 08, 2009 at 23:39:02 (EDT)

Member of the Harbor Unit SCUBA TEAM & a stint at Harbor George from 1985 to 2001.Would love to hear from some of the guys, I really had a wonderful experience in Harbor working with great bunch of guys.
John Girani <girani@aol.com>
Wirtz, VA USA - Thursday, October 08, 2009 at 23:17:06 (EDT)

Glad to see former friends
Ralph Green <rgreen316@aol.com>
Copiague, NY USA - Wednesday, October 07, 2009 at 06:23:55 (EDT)

Vinny was a good man to work with he always said "He who dies with the most toys wins!" Vinny was a winner! God Bless....Odd-Job
Jimmy "Odd-Job" Arca <harborlaunch32@yahoo.com>
SI, NY USA - Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 13:40:32 (EDT)

Yesterday I was informed that Vincent Mattera Ret. NYPD Harbor Unit 1981-1990 had passed away last week. His wife Felicia asked me to announce his passing and to thank all of those that worked with him.
Ben Reiver <Captben31@aol.com>
East Meadow, NY USA - Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 09:17:47 (EDT)

911 Conservative Patriots Thank God for the "Tea Party Movement" It's time to act. I'm Fed up Let's demonstrate, boycott, picket, and VOTE as a BLOCK It can be done if YOU'RE READY Help decide our children's future Write me FPG P.O. Box 197 Floral City Florida 34436 Or fpg@tampabay.rr.com Thanks "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that goodmen do nothing." (Edmund Burke) This speech by William Wallace in the Movie gBRAVEHEARTh says it all. @ "I am William Wallace. And I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny! You have come to fight as free men. And free man you are! What will you do without freedom? Will you fight?" "Two thousand against ten?" - the veteran shouted. "No! We will run - and live!" "Yes!" Wallace shouted back. "Fight and you may die. Run and you will live at least awhile. And dying in your bed many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance, to come back here as young men and tell our enemies that they may take our lives but they will never take our freedom!" "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)
Frank Gill <fpg@tampabay.rr.com>
inverness, florida USA - Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 04:16:59 (EDT)

Now working for the Manatee County Sheriff's Office (since 1988).
Julius E. Dengler <jedengler@aol.com>
Bradenton, FL USA - Monday, July 27, 2009 at 13:35:13 (EDT)

I was an old friend of Ken Hansen. I would like to take any member of the Bent Wheel Club for a sail on my Pearson35 (with family) from Miramar Y.C. in Brooklyn. Get in-touch.
Ron Olson <seadeuce2@aol.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 07:17:31 (EDT)

would like to restart the bent wheel party late oct early nov need contact info e-mail, address,phone, and help no clocks my reach info is on my card in actively retired nothing to report best jim chambers
jim chambers <captjimchambers@aol.com>
ny, ny USA - Thursday, June 04, 2009 at 15:28:05 (EDT)

Does anyone have the bent wheel list?
JIM CHAMBERS <captjimchambers@aol.com>
NY, NY USA - Saturday, April 04, 2009 at 09:19:46 (EDT)

Anything on a dedication ceremony for PO. John Pollins killed in LOD 1967
Denise Reynolds <Denise.Reynolds@nypd.org>
New york, NY USA - Friday, April 03, 2009 at 15:44:28 (EDT)

On March 26 2009, the events of September 11th 2001 were officially forgotten by New York City. It was announced yesterday that the Freedom Tower will no longer bear it's intended name which was intended to memorialize the victims and first responders of the cowardly terrorist attacks that day. Instead, the tower will be known just as 1 World Trade Center. This is a torrid display of politics at it's worst and is an abomination on all levels. While I wasn't a Police Officer yet when 9/11 happened, I work with many men and women that suffer physically from the attacks aftermath. These are good people that were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for an ungrateful City that suffers from severe memory loss and even a more severe lack of respect. This lack of respect is targeted at the innocent people that were killed just for being American's and the first responders killed for being good, responisble human beings that had a sense of duty to it's people, the City, and the Country. When you see NYPD Harbor Launch 35 on the water, remember that fateful day and remember how the City has forgotten us, the innocent victims killed that day, our first responders killed, and the men and women that continue to punch in for work even though they suffer physically and emotionally. When you see a Police Officer on the street, thank them, and let them know that even if the majority of the City has forgotten us, that you have not. Even thank the young Police Officers, those that came onto this job after 9/11. They are just as brave as those that witnessed the atacks first hand. They are brave because they took this job knowing that we are a dying breed like the knights of yore, discarded for false hero's and political whitewashing. Never forget.
Ben Reiver <captben31@aol.com>
East Meadow, NY USA - Friday, March 27, 2009 at 18:16:59 (EDT)

Sad isn't it...
Jerry Pacella <jerry.pacella@marinemax.com>
Lindenhurst, NY USA - Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 09:38:35 (EDT)

BENT WHEEL

The affair survived decades with "yar",

Hailed men oft referred to as "tar",

Forgotten it seems and so here we are,

Like many, it too, "crost the bar!"

Walter E. Barwell
FL USA - Monday, March 23, 2009 at 21:00:05 (EDT)

What a wonderful group of people working together to save lives and to get this plane out of the water!! God bless you all!!
Harriet Long <Harriet-3@tampabay.rr.com>
Lakeland, Fl. USA - Monday, February 16, 2009 at 01:22:03 (EST)

great
jim olsen
dayton, ohio USA - Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 04:57:25 (EST)

Thanks for the pictures,memories and your heroic actions in the recovery of US Air 1549. Most don't realize the service you perform on a daily basis in keeping NYC safe,never an easy take for granted assignment and we Thank each and every one of you.You make us retired guys proud to have been a member of the NYCPD (The Best In The World) Stay Safe and Semper Fi.....Rich Gray ( Proudly Retired) NYCPD.. TPF, 24,103, Hwy 3
Richard E. Gray <Bearsy24@yahoo.com>
Arizona USA - Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 13:52:01 (EST)

Would love to hear from SCUBA Team and Charlie members 90' to 95'. Lots of memories of SCUBA steaks, Charlie dog and a sinking launch to reminisce about.
Dennis Schoeller <dmschoeller@yahoo.com>
Nokomis, FL USA - Sunday, February 08, 2009 at 15:42:20 (EST)

Just sayin' hello form SW Florida. Would love to hear from some of the guys 90' to 95'
Sgt. Dennis Schoeller (Ret) <dmschoeller@yahoo.com>
Nokomis, FL USA - Sunday, February 08, 2009 at 15:10:22 (EST)

Great site guys. GG - ESU
Gary Gorman <nypd24423@aol.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Sunday, February 08, 2009 at 14:43:44 (EST)

Great site guys. GG - ESU
Gary Gorman <nypd24423@aol.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Sunday, February 08, 2009 at 14:43:31 (EST)

Served '86-'87, best $100,000.00 I made. Thank you, Jones Act
Robert Siskonen (Sisko) <siskonen@npgcable.com>
Flagstaff, AZ USA - Friday, January 16, 2009 at 14:38:31 (EST)

Wonderful to see the Bent Wheel Club online. My Dad was Harold C. Keeler, Harbor Unit for many, many years from 50s-70s, retired as sargeant from 41st in 1981. This brings back many memories for my family. Thanks to all!
Carole Wyland <carolewyland@yahoo.com>
Newburgh, NY USA - Friday, January 16, 2009 at 12:40:50 (EST)

Merry Christmas & Happy Healthy New Year to all Harbor men andwomen (you know who you are!!). Jerry Abrams -still kicking, Tom Goodrich hello and chubby John Hansen keep living the good life (eating & drinking). Great pictures on the site - thanks
Bob Chomiak <rohcho@aol.com>
Calabash, NC USA - Monday, December 29, 2008 at 09:31:32 (EST)

Since retiring from the job in December 1986 I have never been more touched by any video in regard to "23 Heroes". I am a Trustee on the Charlotte NC 1013 Club and have fowarded the video to the Members of the Club. WE have a lot of retired ESU Members who have lost good friends on that horrible day. Oh, by the way my son Ben is the officer who contributed the photos to Bill Smith for the Bent Wheel Club. Sam Reiver, Retired MOS 1986
Sam Reiver <samreiver@yahoo.com>
Waxhaw, NC USA - Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 09:41:04 (EST)

Great pictures Bill. Thanks for your effort in keeping the site up.
Tom Goodrich <tgoodrich1@tampabay.rr.com>
Clearwater, Fl USA - Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 14:18:32 (EST)

John Hansen your looking good. Bill' thanks for the pics of the Harbor Memorial Wall
Tom Goodrich <tgoodrich1@tampabay.rr.com>
Fl USA - Friday, November 28, 2008 at 08:38:43 (EST)

Pictures and wall and restored launch are wonderful and heartfelt. Pictures of my sometimes old partner John Hanson from Harbor Adam bring back some great memories.
Jerry Abrams <baldman69@aol.com>
Ocklawaha, Fl USA - Thursday, November 27, 2008 at 00:27:18 (EST)

Harbor Unit Holiday party Dec 23 2008 6 to 10 pm 516-731-7544 $40 per head 3964 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, NY 11714 Copyright 2008 Jackie Reilly's Restaurant See you then...
Jerry Pacella <jerry.pacella@marinemax.com>
Lindenhurst, NY USA - Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 13:34:00 (EST)

is there ever going to be another BENT WHEEL party???
kevin keenan <bean1063@aol.com>
Si, NY USA - Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 11:26:00 (EDT)

hello to all and a wish for good health to all
bob decock <retsoor@windstream.net>
cazenovia, ny USA - Wednesday, October 08, 2008 at 14:04:47 (EDT)

I enjoy your site and Im very pleased that you have displayed my pictures. Thank you, Steve Mandel
Steven Mandel <MandelSM@gmail.com>
Queens, NY USA - Sunday, October 05, 2008 at 13:55:39 (EDT)

RET HWY#3,23PCT,24PCT,20PCT 1968-1993
PO.ROBERT DALIA <BMD1013@AOL.COM>
BAYSIDE, NY USA - Monday, September 29, 2008 at 01:47:41 (EDT)

Thomas P. Meaney retired nypd (harbor)passed away on 9/24/08. Waked at Gleasons funeral home Whitestone.(150st.&10ave.)sunday 9/28/08 2-5/7-10. Funeral service on monday 9/29/08 9:45 at ST. Robert Bellarmine church Bayside (213-09 58ave.). Interred Calverton cemetary.
Terrence Meaney <ewmeaney@optonline.net>
USA - Friday, September 26, 2008 at 10:51:46 (EDT)

just wanted to say hello. retired 29 years ago and looking at the site makes me feel i never left. stll down here in fl and se howie stein and tom murphy who used deck for me along with the "WINGE" (lou werner). never should have told them where i moved to. would like to get a bentwheel racket going down here in fl. my best to all it was great working with the finest in harbor.
peter t. triola <pttrio@embarqmail.com>
naples, fl. USA - Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 13:00:16 (EDT)

W.Pfeifer - are you originally from Queens NY? Dad had a marina across from the airport?
Sam <samileto@optonline.net>
Sedona, AZ USA - Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 22:35:46 (EDT)

I can only hope, Harbor is still good!
Walt Pfeifer
Valrico, Fl. USA - Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 17:20:46 (EDT)

For sale I have hundred & hundred of Italian Carabinieri,State Police ,Custom pataches and badges for sale.
Angelo <wwmandpsf@alice.it>
Rapallo, Ge Italy - Friday, July 25, 2008 at 11:31:43 (EDT)

Great site. My assignment to Harbor in 1977 was the highlight of my time on the job. Too bad I got promoted out of it!
JackKelly <johntkelly@hotmail.com>
Palm Coast, Fl USA - Monday, July 21, 2008 at 12:22:08 (EDT)

Keep up the GREAT Work!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jeff Stone <jeffs22@aol.com>
S. Nyack, NY USA - Monday, July 07, 2008 at 11:59:23 (EDT)

Great Site.. Retired from Harbor A in 1980, still miss the folks I worked with.
Bob Decock <retsoor@windstream.net>
Cazenovia, NY USA - Monday, June 30, 2008 at 13:53:22 (EDT)

I have a relative assigned to Harbor Patrol. Just wanted to check out this site.
Ricard Arca <r14arca@aol.com>
Morgan Hill, ca USA - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 21:59:16 (EDT)

Looking for Retired PO Eddie Conlin. When he retired he kept his Boston Whaler at the Harlem Yact Club.
Mark Sternefeld <Abway@aol.com>
Yonkers, NY USA - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 21:40:01 (EDT)

Great Pictures
Mark Sternefeld <Abway@aol.com>
Yonkers, NY USA - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 21:37:14 (EDT)

Your site is great.I an trying to contack An offecr by the name=Anthone Servent. Can anyone help me. Thank you eddie
Eddie MARTINEZ <lynbrookprinter2@aol.com>
nyc, nys USA - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 20:51:43 (EDT)

I love the site Pictures are great.I an looking for a retired offier by the name=Anthony Servent.can any help?
Eddie MARTINEZ <lynbrookprinter2@aol.com>
nyc, nys USA - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 20:46:26 (EDT)

just saying hello to all.didnt receive any mail about the bent wheel dinner as yet.would not have been able to make but wondering if the club had one this year.sorry to hear joe ricca is gone,i worked with joe on old launch#2 on wards is. and 75st.rockaway before being assigned to pier a
Peter T. Triola <PTTrio@aol.com>
Naples, Fl. USA - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 17:46:16 (EDT)

active mrmber sincen 2006
thomas verducci <copper_627@yahoo.com>
brooklyn, ny USA - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 08:56:07 (EDT)

The new pics. are great
stephen wall <wallfamily12@verizon.net>
sarasota, fl USA - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 22:34:27 (EDT)

Dear Bill;Thanks for this great site.Your work and time along with Walter Barwell brings back so many memories of the 14 yrs.there with so many great shipmates.It was certainly a privilege to have been there.fondly,Ed.Kent sr.
Ed.Kent <babyed@ptd.net>
Beach Lake,, Pa.D USA - Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 22:48:23 (EDT)

Great seeing the new pictures
Patrick McCarthy <fshhks1@aol.com>
Big Pine Key, Fl USA - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 19:06:00 (EDT)

hey to all.as a former member of the harbor unit from 1988 to 2003,i can say its the greatest job we could ever have.great friends and lots of fun.great web site.
mike stewart <scbadvr@verizon.net>
broad channel, ny USA - Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 15:32:13 (EDT)

Hi Greg and Crew! Just a short note to comment on Bill Smith's 9/11 video. I have never seen a documentary so well put together, that really captivates you and holds your attention. The photography is unbelievable and this video should be seen by every American citizen. It should be playing in schools and for assemblies. Bill, you are a great talent. Thanks for sharing your work with us.
Christina Carozza <Tiramisu Restaurant>
Westchester, NY USA - Monday, April 14, 2008 at 18:58:13 (EDT)

When is the next Bent Wheel?
Tom Goodrich <tgoodrich1@tampabay.rr.com>
Largo, Fl USA - Saturday, April 05, 2008 at 16:40:53 (EDT)

good tio see old names
strephen kalbacher <copper1584@aol.com>
amagansett, ny USA - Friday, April 04, 2008 at 14:11:35 (EDT)

I was a member there from 1993-2000. Great place and great friends. Nice website. Hope everyone stay well....
John Farley <sportsfan12@optonline.net>
levittown, ny USA - Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 21:56:39 (EDT)

I really enjoy looking at this website. I just started the Police Academy in January. Whenever I get a free second, I sneak a peek at this website for motivation. Grew up on Lake Hopatcong, NJ. I hope one day I will get the chance to join the ranks of New Yorks finest on the waterways.
Daniel Sherlock <locksher08@yahoo.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Thursday, March 06, 2008 at 02:38:56 (EST)

The website looks great! If you would like some up to date photos of Charlie Base, contact me at Captben31@aol.com. I'm a new guy here at the base and I do photography on the side.
Ben Reiver <captben31@aol.com>
Brklyn, NY USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 18:00:39 (EST)

Looking for details about my Grandfather's possibly being part of the force between 1914 (only age 14) and 1927 when he was married and forced to resign. I sent a seperate email requesting any details that might be available. Thanks
Scott McDonald <s.mcdonald@vsnlinternational.com>
New Hope, PA USA - Thursday, February 07, 2008 at 15:40:06 (EST)

My dad was SGT Michael Derby of the NYPD ESU. He spent over 30 years on the job and loved everything about it. He was friends with many of the guys from Harbor and even took us out on the launch when we were kids, I have such wonderful memories of his days as a Police officer. Tomorrow we mark the 20th Anniversary of his death. My mom still misses him terribly but the guys never forgot about her. He was on active duty when he passed away and had an inspectors funeral. My siblings and I are still in awe of the whole thing and are very greatful for all that was done for our family both at my fathers passing and after. I just happened on this site and am glad it is out there. Thanks Guys, I Loveit.It's keeping my memories alive. Susan Conceicao
Susan Conceicao <Susanrn83@hotmail.com>
Wesley Hills, NY USA - Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 22:44:42 (EST)

I really enjoyed going through this site, the photos brought back so many great memories. Harbor was the best 6 years of my career 1986-1992 Then promoted and moved on. Retired 2001
Jimmy Lucas <Jlucas355@msn.com>
West Babylon, NY USA - Friday, January 18, 2008 at 14:49:54 (EST)

Great photos Jimmy
George Handler <ghandler@Keyspanenergy.com>
Long Island City, NY USA - Friday, January 18, 2008 at 07:22:00 (EST)

Loved your web site, at this present time i am restoring a coast guard 40ty foot UTB patrol boat,like the one i ran in N.Y. harbor in the 60,s out of battery park, group n.y.I would really like to meet you an look at the boat.Ialmost bid on the N.Y. corrections 48'harbor boat but my wife said enough is enough. Frank BUGSEY Moran
Frank BUGSEY Moran <gardenman378@yahoo.com>
east hanover, nj USA - Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 19:46:16 (EST)

HOPING THAT EVERYONE HAS HAD A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON AND A HAPPY NEW YEARS! I WILL BE STARTING UP THE PRESS SOON FOR THIS YEARS NEWSLETTER AND PLANS FOR THE BENT WHEEL DINER WILL SOON BE UNDERWAY. IF YOU KNOW OF SOMEONE OR YOU YOURSELF HAVE BEEN OMITTED FROM THE MAILINGS, PLEASE DROP ME AN EMAIL (AT JENNYG34C@YAHOO.COM) WITH YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, YEARS ASSIGNED AND WHERE ASSIGNED, AS WELL AS ANYTHING ELSE YOU MIGHT LIKE TO PASS ALONG. HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE SOON! PATRICK
Patrick Gallagher - Harbor Adam/Launch #5 <JENNYG34C@YAHOO.COM>
USA - Thursday, January 03, 2008 at 20:18:14 (EST)

I am an Italian Metropolitan Police officer collector of Police items. Can anyone help me to add USA patches/badges/hats in my collection? Thanks in advance and please contect me. Great website. SERVO PER AMIKECO
Luigi ARMENIO <pmcommercio.molfetta@libero.it>
Molfetta, Bari ITALY - Wednesday, January 02, 2008 at 13:59:32 (EST)

Merry Christmas and happy New Year to all the Cops ( retired and on on active duty )and their families. A special thought to all the Heros of Sept. 11th, 2001. God bless you all.
Luigi ARMENIO <luigi_armenio_pm@yahoo.it>
Molfetta, Bari ITALY - Wednesday, January 02, 2008 at 13:28:25 (EST)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the current and retired members of the Harbor Unit. Retired in 1992 and still miss the comradery. Still a great site to visit.
Tom Goodrich <tgoodrich1@tampabay.rr.com>
Largo, Fl USA - Sunday, December 23, 2007 at 05:12:09 (EST)

LOOKING AT THE DEDICATION PICTURES FOR 23 HEROES BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES AND ONLY WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE TO SEE IT. I RETIRED FROM HARBOR ADAM IN 1980 AFTER TWELVE WONDERFUL YEARS IN THE UNIT. TO ALL, HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY SEASON AND A HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2008. GOD BLESS
Jerry Abrams <Baldman69@aol.com>
Ocklawaha, Fl USA - Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 15:33:40 (EST)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR 12/20/2007
JIM ROSS JR <jim@jimrossyachtsales.com>
NORWALK, CT USA - Friday, December 21, 2007 at 22:21:23 (EST)

Just moved - died and went to heaven!!!! new address - 8814 Rutherford Drive NW Calabash, NC 28467
Bob Chomiak <Rohcho@aol.com>
Calabash, NC USA - Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 13:51:09 (EST)

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Prehaps we can join together as a family again. Ellen Sturcey Carroll
Ellen S. Carroll <Carrollellen@aol.com>
LaPlata, Md. USA - Friday, November 23, 2007 at 12:35:28 (EST)

My dad was commissioned to the Sheepshead Bay Harbour Patrol and I was wondering if there was anyone out there that might have known him? His name was John (Jack) Jessup, and he also worked at the boat maintenace yard too.
Tim Jessup <tjessup@cityfile.net>
NEW YORK, NY USA - Thursday, November 08, 2007 at 18:03:48 (EST)

My dad was commissioned to the Sheepshead Bay Harbour Patrol and I was wondering if there was anyone out there that might have known him?
Tim Jessup <tjessup@cityfile.net>
NEW YORK, NY USA - Thursday, November 08, 2007 at 18:02:44 (EST)

proud to be newest member of Harbor C,very ,very new starting 10/1/07,
jt <jtnow005@yahoo.com>
sound beach, ny USA - Friday, September 28, 2007 at 20:50:13 (EDT)

Congrats to Ret. Sgt. Mike Murphy. Mike and my dad (P.O. Tony Sesack) were good friends in the dept. before his passing in 1999. Best of luck Mr. Murphy.
Anthony Sesack Jr <ASesack@aol.com>
W. Babylon, NY USA - Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 10:55:43 (EDT)

assigned harbor unit 1972-74. launch 13 Harts island, city island. now kayaking and spotted launch #5 on the water. Nice memories, interested in crewing if deck hand needed or any volunter work, Boyd
boyd adolfsson <badolfsson@aol.com>
yonkers, ny USA - Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 16:04:49 (EDT)

Great Site!!! I feel that harbor is my calling, but for right now, I'm doing time in Narcotics (Bronx). Hopefully i the future to transfer over to Harbor.
PO Ames NBBX <keith26993@yahoo.com>
monroe, ny USA - Monday, July 23, 2007 at 23:12:36 (EDT)

Are harbor unit mesh caps available?
george westre <trolls572002@yahoo.com>
grahamsville, ny USA - Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 08:58:00 (EDT)

Seen the photo of Walter Barwell's #2 Police Flag. Printed out for my wall collection. Great Site. (Ret.75) Mcy Pct. #1 BX.NY also 6,24,PES,44th Pcts.
Andrew F. King
Monroe, NY USA - Wednesday, July 04, 2007 at 10:38:33 (EDT)

I ENJOYED BEING AT THE DINNER ON 5-11-07.IT WAS GOOD SEEING SOME OF THE RETIREES I WORKED WITH AND MEETING THE ONES WHO CAME INTO HARBOR AFTER I RETIRED IN 1979. NICE TO KNOW THE SPIRIT OF UNIT IS STILL CARRYING ON. I HOPE TO ATTEND NEXT YEAR, ITS GOOD NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN. KEEP THE BENT WHEEL GOING.
PETER T. TRIOLA <PTTRIO@AOL.COM>
NAPLES, FL USA - Monday, May 21, 2007 at 13:12:16 (EDT)

Well done. Great way to stay in touch thank you.
John P, Cottrell <Jboats44@AOL>
Staten Island N,Y, N.Y. USA 10306W - Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 19:52:36 (EDT)

Great time at the Bent Wheel. Brings back plenty of good memories.
Mickey Hipper <captmickey@aol.com>
Staten Island, NY USA - Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 11:23:30 (EDT)

Started diving out of the 83 Pct.(1969,70), ESU Truck 6(1970-1973) and then the Harbor Unit Scuba Team (1973-1981).
Charlie O'Donnell <cmo01@aol.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Sunday, April 29, 2007 at 23:19:42 (EDT)

Left the boats in October 71 when I made Sgt. Did not know this site was here until I received a letter from walter Barwell. Glad to know that the Bent Wheel club is still around . Best Regards to all . Frank Beach
Frank Beach <FXBeach@bellsouth.net>
Jacksonville, Fl USA - Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 19:02:56 (EDT)

What an absolute incredible display of photographs,memories and proud history of our dept. and your Harbor Unit`s. Each photo tell`s a story especially if you were a member of the NYCPD or lived in NYC. Thanks for sharing and thanks for a "Great Site" God Bless.... Rich Gray, TPF 4th Sqd. 24 Pct, 103 Pct. Hwy 3 Semper fi....Stay safe
Richard E. Gray (Ret. NYCPD) <Bearsy24@yahoo.com>
Orig. Flushing, NY USA - Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 18:30:03 (EDT)

Great Job!Keep up the good work of the Lord! My Prayers and best.
Friar Francis Mary Gigliotti <Friar.francis 1947@yahoo.com>
Frankfort, ny USA - Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 10:52:54 (EST)

Happy New year to all.... See you at the Bent Wheel Party in May. Or stop by the Dealership Marine Max SS3 20 E Montauk Hwy Lindenhurst NY 11757 631-226-0012 Boston Whaler Sea Pro Laguna Bertram & Sea Ray. Take Care Jerry Pacella Former Bent Wheel Pres. Harbor Unit 1988-2005
Jerry Pacella <jerry.pacella@marinemax.com>
Massapequa, NY USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 11:07:15 (EST)

Message to Peter Triola: AOL will not accept my emails to you. In response to your request, the party will be on May 11. Hope to see you there.
Bill Smith <bs@BSartist.com>
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 22:37:21 (EST)

Thanks for a great job on the website! (SCUBA TEAM 1983-1987)
Tom Rowe <Row38@aol.com>
Smithtown, NY USA - Sunday, January 21, 2007 at 08:48:32 (EST)

Retired Oct 23 1981 NYC Transit Police
John F. DeMeis <ItaloGreek@aol.com>
Staten Island, NY USA - Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 11:31:41 (EST)

Very Nice
Howard Share <howsha43@aol.com>
Clemmons, NC USA - Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 11:21:06 (EST)

i hope to be at the bent wheel dinner in may 2007. need to know asap when the date will be. have to make reservations. looking forward to seeing some i worked with and the ones that entered harbor unit after i retired. great site, keep it going, you are the finest.
peter t triola <pttrio@aol.com>
naples, fla USA - Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 15:00:44 (EST)

HAPPY AND HEALTHLY NEW YEAR TO ALL
JEFF TROTTER <papabro@earthlink.net>
.CAPE CORAL , FLA USA - Monday, January 08, 2007 at 17:02:29 (EST)

Just moved from Virginia to Clearwater,Florida. Would like to get in touch with retired Harbor members in the area. Tom Goodrich, Harbor Adam ret'92.
Tom Goodrich <tgoodrich1@tampabay.rr.com>
Clearwater, Fl USA - Wednesday, January 03, 2007 at 22:02:59 (EST)

New e-mail address replaces one from my 12/05 note. Keep up the good work. Enjoy seeing familiar names and/or putting names with familiar faces.
Ed Skupeen <twoskupes@bellsouth.net>
Palm City, FL USA - Wednesday, January 03, 2007 at 15:48:59 (EST)

Happy New Year 2k7!

The Logbook is now fixed and available for new signatures! Sorry for any inconvenience.


Bill Smith (Webmaster) <bs@bsartist.com>
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, January 03, 2007 at 00:09:28 (EST)

Still alive and kicking, miss you guys. just viewing the website brings back memories.Is Charlie Amaniera still alive, only kidding tell him to give me a call. The website is great keep up the good work. -Kevin Daly
Kevin Daly <qtip1457@aol.com>
westfield, nj USA - Thursday, November 02, 2006 at 23:16:57 (EST)

Very nice web site . We look forward to seeing some new craft we will be building for NYPD, added to it in the near future . Congradulations and best wishes !
Andy Stanton <andy@hikemetal.com>
Wheatley, Ontario Canada USA - Wednesday, November 01, 2006 at 09:06:29 (EST)


Pfeifer <Pfeifer2001@JUNO.com>
Valrico, Fl USA - Monday, October 02, 2006 at 18:47:50 (EDT)

I had the pleasure of meeting the guys from No 9 P.O. Anthony Sanchez on the morning of 9/22/06 here in Nyack, NY. They were up here in support of a Swimming race from the Tappan Zee Bridge to the GW Bridge. I have a few photos you may be interested in for the site. vin Landers Jr, Caretaker, Nyack Boat Club
Vin Landers <vlanders@cts1.com>
Nyack, NY USA - Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 11:52:31 (EDT)

I loved the time I sent searching this web site. I'm very impressed. The wonders of the world... you don't appreciate what you have untill you look at the past and see what they didn't have. Thanks for sharing the past with me, I enjoyed the trip. Loretta
Loretta Wagner <lwagner@tds.net>
Mount Juliet, TN USA - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 01:31:36 (EDT)

spent best 14 years and withe the greatest guys on the job, harbor patrol, retired in 1975
edwin kent <babyed@ptd.net>
beach lake, pa USA - Saturday, September 09, 2006 at 19:15:13 (EDT)

I am a Retired Police Officer and a very active Diver. Is there still a SCUBA club? They use to meet at Pauline's Tavern in the Bronx. 917 559 5002
Mark Sternefeld <Abway@aol.com>
Yonkers, NY USA - Saturday, September 09, 2006 at 13:56:34 (EDT)

This sight is the best!! My son is an NYPD cop and we used to live in NY so anything about 'home' is great to see. Thank you so much for your time and effort in making this site so wonderful!
DebMarcano <dmarcano@aol.com>
Hyannis, MA USA - Thursday, September 07, 2006 at 07:24:40 (EDT)

Enjoyed photos of dedication of L#35, 23 Heroes. God bless their souls and God bless all members of NYPD (heroes all)I retired from harbor in 1980 and still miss it. Thank you for the club site.
Jerry Abrams <Baldman69@aol.com>
Ocklawaha, Fl USA - Sunday, September 03, 2006 at 18:12:59 (EDT)

once pier 64 was getting demolished (grand old shed she was) in June 2006 we were kicked out by the Hudson River Park Trust (ahem, perhaps we were asked "to leave"). In any case, apparently there was no where else in this 4.5 miles of Hudson River in Manhattan our humble 53' vessel would fit. In any case, the Shipyard Marina in Hoboken (across from West 22nd-23rd in Manhattan) is now our home port. We are very grateful to be sharing this pier with the retired ferry YANKEE, another Hudson River Park evacuee. Thanks goes to our volunteer Captains and crew--of whom we ask a great deal! If you have time, tales, or just want to come by for a visit don't hesitate to call Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (www.waterwire.net, operator of the boat for the owner Municipal Art Society (www.mas.org) who received the boat as a gift from the estate of William Gottlieb.... 212-935-9831 or 800-364-9943. regards,
Carter Craft <carter@waterwire.net>
hoboken, NJ USA - Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 22:46:03 (EDT)

It is with deep regret that my Dad, Kenneth H. Swenson, aka; "The Swede" from Harbor "Charlie" has passed away on August 5, 2006. He was in Harbor for approximately 35 years and was retired for approximately 14 years now. Dad's time in Harbor was the highlight of his career and he spoke of it often. The family would appreciate any photos of Dads time in Harbor for our memories. Sincerely, Scott Swenson
Scott K. Swenson <swede643@msn.com>
Flushing, NY USA - Monday, August 07, 2006 at 10:30:17 (EDT)

WANT TO SAY HELLO TO ALL. MY OLD SHIPEMATES. I WAS JUST INFORMED ABOUT HARBOR SITE. . BY CHARLIE PETERS (RETIRED HARBOR) I RETIRED DEC 1975. FROM OLD LAUNCH #3. LOCATED IN COLLEGE POINT. HAVE RETIRED TO PHOENIX , AZ. SINCE NOV. 1976. FAR FROM THE WATER NOW SPEND MY TIME ON THE GREEN GRASSES OF THE GOLF COURSE. CAN BE CONTACTED AT : nanapat137@aol.com (MY WIFES EMAIL ADDR).
DAN KELLEHER <nanapat137@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 01:22:56 (EDT)

My years in harbor were by far the best in my career. I will never forget them. There are a few I would like to forget. Moving to Utah 6/06. Will try to make my last Bent Wheel on 5-19-06
Jim Latuda <jjets22@optonline.net >
East Meadow, N.Y. USA - Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 18:16:40 (EDT)

Vinny: Nice pics, thanks.
Tom Goodrich <bearnurse@cstone.net>
Fl USA - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 12:29:11 (EDT)

Awsome site! Thanks for the hard work and vision in providing an inspiring connection to Police Harbor. Prayers for your safety and good health to all of you and especially to all you "Brothers Boys" (and Girls) out there.
Brother Joe, FSC <Jgar0619@aol.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 12:33:02 (EDT)

Sorry I made a mistake on the date of my going into Harbor It should be l963. In fact my first tour was on Pier A, New Years Eve, 1963
Bob Knobel <knobelones@mynetrocks.com>
Swansboro, NY USA - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 12:59:23 (EDT)

Back in 1966 when I came into Harbor the old times use to call me Charlie Knobel, which I found out later means the galley stack on a ship. Miss all the guys and the good times in Harbor.
Bob Knobel - (CharlieKnobel) <knobelones@mynetrocks.com>
Swansboro, NY USA - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 12:56:24 (EDT)

Really enjoyed looking at the pictures, brought back good memories from my days on Harbor Adam. Keep upo the good work. Bill
Bill Gould <eagle26690@Aol.com>
Deer Park, NY USA - Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 14:25:51 (EDT)

Friend told me about the website. Great Job!
S Brown <Topcop1942@yahoo.com>
USA - Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 12:01:09 (EDT)

we are a mine with a mill & quarry. we mine limestone. and we have inspector truckdrivers customers etc.need something simple fill out.
safety&health manager frank cumpton <murph032756>
lueders, tx USA - Friday, April 14, 2006 at 13:34:45 (EDT)

New Address- 13-25 212St.Apt2fl.Bayside,NY 11360.I'll see everyone at the Bent Wheel on 5/19/06.I didn't have a response card in my letter. Al
Al Bremner <Tagg510@aol.com>
Bayside, NY USA - Friday, April 07, 2006 at 16:07:33 (EDT)

My Dad, John Garvey, served in the Harbor Unit at the Launch Repair shop from 1947 until 1966. His stories about "the shop" are legendary--even 5 years after his passing, our family, right down to the grandchildren, can repeat them verbatim. What wonderful memories! The only name on the site I recognized was Walter Klotzbach, but others who star in Dad's stories include Pat Brady, Frank Convy, Grolliman, Cap't Morrisey, Lt. McGuire, Eddie Baragiola, Johnny Cox...Thanks for a wonderful "link" to my Dad!
Peggy Garvey McMahon <mgm412@aol.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Friday, April 07, 2006 at 14:08:10 (EDT)

I enjoy viewing the Bent Wheel. It brings back a lot of memories. Keep up the good work. Regards to all that remember me.
Audrey Winfield <AudLeon16@aol.com>
Palm Coast, Fl. USA - Wednesday, April 05, 2006 at 22:24:48 (EDT)

IM A MEMBER OF THE US SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND THIS IS A GREAT SITE
SGM EDDIE MELENDEZ <SPOOKE10@EXCITE.COM>
ORLANDO, FL USA - Wednesday, April 05, 2006 at 11:06:20 (EDT)

Thanks for the constant email/ photo updates
Kenneth M. Keane <divepd@comcast.net>
Eatontown, N.J. USA - Tuesday, April 04, 2006 at 11:50:24 (EDT)

Great site !
Paul Stiso <Rocky6450@aol.com>
Cape Coral, Fl USA - Monday, April 03, 2006 at 19:45:47 (EDT)

Great Site
Joe Wolf <djwolf@carolina.rr.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Sunday, April 02, 2006 at 13:44:59 (EDT)

I am a former Police Officer that had worked in Midtown North Pct on West 54th Street in Manhattan and wondered if I can purchase andy of these photos. I was interested in the photo of Harbor Patrol with the Aviation's Helicopter in the Air shot. Please get back to me at your convenience. Thank you and stay safe Brian Carter
Brian Carter <nybjc@aol.com>
Shrewsbury, NJ USA - Friday, February 24, 2006 at 20:37:12 (EST)

INTERESTED IN OLD PHOTO
DETECTIVE ROMAN <TANGO6104@AOL.COM>
BX, NY USA - Wednesday, February 08, 2006 at 03:13:49 (EST)

Great site, relishing the memories. Worked in LRS 1964-1968. Remember many faces.
Ted Mueller <tlm392@hotmail.com>
spring hill, fl USA - Saturday, February 04, 2006 at 18:01:25 (EST)

Hello Guys, I had the honor and privillege of briefly working in Harbor George before "rolling over" to the SCPD. You guys and gals are top notch. I have many fond memories of the Harbor Unit. I have been working the boats in the SCPD Marine Bureau for over 9 years now (south shore Long Island) I still keep in touch with a few active and retired Harbor Po's who i have e-mail addresses for. Look me up if your out on the Island or e-mail me. Stay Safe......
Charlie Abbene <LIboatcop@aol.com>
Suffolk County, NY USA - Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 10:00:56 (EST)

i retired in 79 and im trying to find out when the bent wheel dinner will be and where.i do not have any launch phone nos. would like some info. iwould like to attend if i can work it out. i will check my email or i can be reached at 239 775 7591.my best to all we are the finest.
peter t triola <pttrio@aol.com>
naples, fl USA - Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 17:20:34 (EST)

The 2006 Bent Wheel Club dinner will be held at the Old Mill Yacht Club in Howard Beach on May,19 at 7 pm.
Jerry Pacella <jp4wide@aol.com>
Massapequa, NY USA - Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 17:30:37 (EST)

Just wanted to wish ALL a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It's been 4 years since retiring and I am enjoying every day. I wish you all the best and see you at the BENT WHEEL.
Paul Mattsson <Cheekie9@aol.com>
Staten Island, N.Y. USA - Sunday, January 01, 2006 at 20:11:20 (EST)

Just received a report of the passing of retired PO Steve Kenny. Worked with him on the summer detail 66-67. Went on to be Officer in USCG.Fair Winds
Tom Power <capttom955@adelphia .net>
North Palm Beach, FL USA - Friday, December 30, 2005 at 17:55:09 (EST)

grate job harbor 1972-1981
joe cannizzaro <jcann523@verizon.net>
seaford, ny USA - Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 20:02:33 (EST)

Retired NYPD Aviation and Motorcycle
Joe Kusk
New Hyde Park, NY USA - Thursday, September 15, 2005 at 15:29:52 (EDT

great site guys keep up the good work ....red at north shore yacht sales mattituck new york
mike hughes <nsyboat@aol.com>
mattituck, ny USA - Saturday, September 03, 2005 at 15:11:38 (EDT)

I'm Life Guard and Open Water Scuba certified ( but have no Military experience ). I'm interested to know what the appointment requirements are for pursuing a career as a member of the NYPD Harbor Unit. Can any members please provide any advice and recruitment requirements accordingly? Any assistance you can offer is greatly appreciated.
Ed F. <Niew_Heights@yahoo.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 13:25:08 (EDT)

HELLO, I REALLY ENJOYED YOUR WEB SITE! MY BROTHER MAINTAINS THE WEB SITE FOR HIS AGENCY www.laportpolice.org THEY JUST GOT TWO NEW SAFE BOATS AS WELL.. STAY SAFE! P.O. CONSTANTINE, UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
CONSTANTINE <CTADAM12003@YAHOO.COM>
ANAHEIM, CA USA - Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 19:33:34 (EDT)

Great Site,I gotta show it to my Dad RET.Sgt.Robert G.Byrne NYPD Harbor Unit/Scuba A.K.A.[PALY] My Dad has tons on Pic's from years gone by I will dig them up and forward some for the site.P.S.Please say a Prayer for Paly's son F.F.Patrick Byrne L-101 lost 9/11/01 Seven in Heaven.God Bless all.
P.O.Thomas Byrne 68Pct. <tom3176235@aol.com>
Staten Island, NY USA - Tuesday, August 02, 2005 at 00:42:30 (EDT)

Outstanding Site. Keep up the good work and continue to honor these brave and heroic men and women. Thank you!
Chris
USA - Monday, July 04, 2005 at 08:58:30 (EDT)

Great website! Very well done keep up the good work. If you get a chance stop by my site: http://members.aol.com/fdnyemswebsite/index.html
FDNY EMS WEBSITE <FDNYEMSwebsite@aol.com>
NYC, NY USA - Thursday, June 09, 2005 at 20:03:03 (EDT)

Great site very informative. Just graduating the academy here and being a Navy reservist would love to get into the harbor unit. Keep up the good work...
John Petzolt <Jpetzolt@aol.com>
Islip, NY USA - Monday, June 06, 2005 at 18:10:46 (EDT)

I was saddened to read today in our local newspaper the passing of James Courtenay (JC). I worked with JC at Harbor Adam. I will attend the scattering of his ashes on June 22 at smugglers cove Islamorada, Fl. Over the years we shared a few beers there.
Patrick McCarthy <fshhks1@aol.com>
Big Pine Key, fl USA - Wednesday, June 01, 2005 at 13:27:31 (EDT)

very nice site. i listen to you guys all the time...keep it up guys...........
joseph friedlander <nycr88@aol.com>
brooklyn, ny USA - Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 11:13:29 (EDT)

JUST FOUND THE SITE I RETIRED IN 1979.I HAD 16 GREAT YEARS WORKING PIER A AND 52 ST.GIVE MY BEST TO ALL THE MEN I WORKED WITH AND ALL WHO CAME INTO HARBOR AFTER ME IHOPE TO BE THERE NEXT YEAR GOD BLESS YOU ALL
PETER T TRIOLA <PTTRIO@AOL.COM>
NAPLES, FL USA - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 18:03:03 (EDT)

Dear Officers I was very impressed in your web site. As a ex USCG coxswain stationed at Station New York it was a please and honor to have worked with the New York City police. From 1968 to 1972 I was in the regular coast guard operating such vessels as the old 40 footers ( 40391,40432,40467,40468 and 40451. In 1972 I stayed in the Coast Guard Reserve running 30s, 32s, 38s and 41s. One of the best part of working as a New York Coxswain was working many jobs with the NYP. After getting out of the regular CG, I worked as a launch captain for Stapleton Launch. We had a gentleman named Bob Cook who also worked part time on the Stapleton Launches At the age of 23, I was able to get a job with Texaco Marine first as a deckand and ended as a mate and relief captain. After 20 years of running such tugs as the Texaxo Fire Chief, Marfak, Houma and Avjet Texaco sold the fleet. From 1994-2001 I worked operating the Bouchard Rhea Bouchard and Brendan Bouchard. Retired in 2001 I miss the small boats working with your men on everything from security to p.i.w., floaters and major and minor fires. Spent many a time tied up at your dock just inside the Harlem River. Good luck and god bless. Frederick Mallett
Frederick Mallett <Tugalert@comcast.net>
Little Egg Harbor, NJ USA - Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 17:57:39 (EDT)

LIVING HAPPY IN NAPLES FLORIDA WITH MY WIFE OF 50 YEARS
PETER T. TRIOLA <PTTRIO@AOL.COM>
NAPLES, FL USA - Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 17:44:21 (EDT)

Really great - but I wish all I had to do was take pictures! Slaved in the LRS, then went to sea to protect our tax paying citizens. (only kidding) Enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks so much.
Bill Arnott
Barryville, n.y. USA - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 19:45:12 (EDT)

I love the web page. Any idea when the new harbor class is going to be put in?
Steve <Capomastro@aol.com>
USA - Friday, April 29, 2005 at 23:50:24

Nice to visit the site.Though I spent only approx. 90 days [1984] in Harbor, they were eventful to say the least. Got to go fishing for a scuba man; and luckily was able [with help from Bill Cook & Bill Church] to reel him into a waiting copter to Bellvue. He survived, but I didn't. Cook & I live about 100 miles apart in Fla. & see each other occasionally. Regards to all but Capt. Rubber
Jack Lincks <jlincks@bigfoot.com>
USA - Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 15:24:16 (EDT)

love to reminisce! Are you still out there?
sam sturcey <s gomez@nyc.rr.comnyc>
nycny, nt USA - Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 22:03:21 (EDT)

NYPD and the Harbor Unit was a great place to work and make lasting friends. It was the high spot of my LE career.
Mark Saks <marks628@comcast.net>
Vero Beach, FL USA - Friday, April 22, 2005 at 09:53:10 (EDT)

Hi All! I was unaware that the Bent Wheel had produced anything like this on the computer. Great to see some of these pictures. It doesn't surprise me that it came from Lew Werner. Question to Lew: Where is your emergency provisions bag? Sold house in NY two years ago and now permanently in FL. Will redouble efforts in future to make it to the Bent Wheel (Racket). Enjoyed reading all the old names and miss the old faces. I am well and fishing my ass off. Hope you are all doing well also.
Ed Skupeen <twoskupes@earthlink.net>
Palm City, FL USA - Friday, April 15, 2005 at 12:44:06 (EDT)

Recived the newsletter today, and always enjoy hearing about the unit.All is well in the Fl. keys, still stone crabbing.I do hope to make the bent wheel one of these years. smooth sailing.
Pat McCarthy <fshhks1@aol.com>
Big Pine Key, Fl USA - Monday, April 04, 2005 at 16:36:27 (EDT)

My grandfather was the capt. of a NY harbor Patrol boat in the early 1900's.I have his graduation class picture from 1908. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
David L. Byrne <enryb@att.net>
Phila, Pa USA - Saturday, April 02, 2005 at 18:10:27 (EST)

WOWIE WOW WOW YOU GUYS HAVE 2 MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS
DOOFUS MC BAIN
SIDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 09:56:19 (EST)

I was in Harbor from 1952 to 1975 Launch 13 Hart Island, would like to hear from any of the guys from my era 914 234 7598, Jerry Porteus Pilot Launch 13.
Jerry Porteus <info@launch5.com>
Bedford, NY USA - Saturday, March 05, 2005 at 21:59:54 (EST)

Lew Werner's pictures are another reminder of great times or of iron men and wooden ships.Why were we all smiling?
jim chambers <captjimbarry @ aol.com>
ny, ny USA - Monday, February 28, 2005 at 09:22:53 (EST)

Bill, I am humbled by the display of my slides on the site, ( Has the statute of limitations for pros, ecution expired ? ) Thank you again for your efforts in creating this repository of all that was the best of Harbor !!!!! Lew Werner, 2dlew82
Lew Werner <srdockrat@aol.com>
Douglaston, NY USA - Sunday, February 27, 2005 at 18:29:42 (EST)

Wonderful site, love all the old pictures. Keep up the great work
Det Tom Sheehy <t_sheehy@town.clarkstown.ny.us>
Clarkstown PD, NY USA - Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 09:48:37 (EST)

In talking to Joe Mottle he has a large amount of pictures, not only of SCUBA but of Harbor. Get back to me when you get a chance we can work out something to get them to you. Take care Tom
Tom power <capttom955@adelphia.net>
North Palm Beach, Fl USA - Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 12:13:58 (EST)

im lookin for the wasiluk family ! polish people?
emily <polish_chick1@hotmail.com>
windsor, ont canada - Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 18:45:37 (EST)

I used your Launch 5 link for an ICE/Homeland Sec. picture display. I am looking for info on Lauch 2 for another picture. I could not use your contact web address. If anyone has any infor besides the DOC picture please contact me. Thanks.
Jim McKenna USCS (RETIRED) <jmckusa@yahoo.com>
Harriman, NY USA - Monday, February 07, 2005 at 15:06:02 (EST)

The Bent Wheel Club Retirement/Reunion Dinner will be held on Friday May 20,2005 at the Old Mill Yacht Club in Howard Beach See you there. Jerry Pacella Pres. BWC
Jerry Pacella <JP4wide@aol.com>
Massapequa, NY USA - Tuesday, February 01, 2005 at 16:01:27 (EST)

The Bent Wheel Club Retirement/Reunion Dinner will be held on Friday May 20,2005 at the Old Mill Yacht Club in Howard Beach See you there. Jerry Pacella Pres. BWC
Jerry Pacella <JP4wide@aol.com>
Massapequa, NY USA - Tuesday, February 01, 2005 at 16:01:23 (EST)

great pics of NYCPD Harbor Units. My Father was with the Harbor Unit from 1948 to about 1981. Your pics brought back many happy memories of the boats and men who served on them. Thanks
Thomas E. Hickson <thickson@att.net>
summerville, sc USA - Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 21:54:41 (EST)

Lt.Jersey City Police Dept. Currently in Pct assignment , Former ESU Diver. Annnnnnnd before that deck hand tug boats new york area and Army Corps Of Engineers. Pic's brought back memories of seeing you guys and the old scenery. Thanks.
Kenneth Keane <divepd@comcast.net>
Jersey City , N.J. USA - Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 18:36:24 (EST)

Again, a great site. If I can help - "Mike Carew & ?", the "?" is Dan "D" McClean. "Unknown Diver" is Jim Mottle.
Charlie O'Donnell <cmo01@aol.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 21:00:45 (EST)

Great Site.
Joe DiPaolo <josedp203@aol.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 09:48:48 (EST)

Very Nice Website Brings back the Old days,My Dad AKA:PALY Retired From Harbor Charlie in 91'with 39 Years under his belt,I will have to show him this site. he too has collected tons of pic's/memories thanks...
P.O.Thomas Byrne <tom3176235@aol.com>
staten island, ny USA - Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 02:35:51 (EST)

I just received an e-mail inviting me to check out the updated Harbor Unit web site. I think that it is put together very well. A lot of familiar sights in the picture collection. Keep up the good work!
Joe Gloss <JLGloss@aol.com>
West Palm Beach, FL USA - Monday, January 17, 2005 at 18:40:33 (EST)

Great site, glad to see that it has been expanded. Down here in the sunny So.Both Jim & Joe Mottle are within 5 min drive. Now I have to get my mind going to put names to faces. Did not know I worked with so many young guys. Keep up the good work Tom Power SCUBA TEAM
Tom Power <capttom955@adelphia.net>
North Palm Beach, Fl USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 15:58:43 (EST)

Great site!. I have a CD I had made with about 250 pics from 1979 and early 80's I'd like send you.
Tom Goodrich <bearnurse@cstone.net>
Charlottesville, Va USA - Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 22:59:09 (EST)

Recently introduced to the Bent Wheel site at a REMA meeting. I want to say "Hello" to a great bunch of people I worked with in Harbor.
Charlie O'Donnell <cmo01@aol.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 23:56:58 (EST)

Hey Bill, Went to the Lunitic Rest Sanitorium's Christmas party tonight. Saw Greg P.,Jim Chambers,Ken Schublien,Tom Holland,Mike Murphy and those I can't remember!(Great Party) Thank You for this site! Merry Christmas to ALL! LW
Lew Werner <srdockrat@aol.com>
Douglaston, NY USA - Friday, December 17, 2004 at 00:41:44 (EST)

Keep up the good work....love to see what's new in harbor
Bob Decock <rdecock@twcny.rr.com>
Cazenovia, NY USA - Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 14:25:44 (EST)

Kudos to you Bill, your site gets better each time I visit. You capture the heart and history of the Unit with your photos and commentary. Reading the Log is a treat, a walk down memory lane . . . I truly appreciate your time and the dedication that must go into the maintenance of this most delightful site . . . Please keep up the good work . . .
Carol Grace-Walker <Loneagle@tampabay.rr.com>
St Pete Beach, Fl USA - Monday, November 08, 2004 at 23:04:09 (EST)

I'm a PARIS police's diver and i would like to congratulate the autor of this web site.
CALVET Eric <calvet.e@wanadoo.fr>
PARIS, FRANCE - Thursday, October 28, 2004 at 16:36:15 (EDT)

RETIRED SERGEANT, NYPD. SERVED HARBOR UNIT AT HARBOR "G". WORKED WITH MIKE MURPHY AND ALL. WOULD LIKE TO BE ON MAILING LIST FOR LAUNCH #5 AND ALSO THE BENT WHEEL CLUB. THANKS, ARTIE.
ARTHUR G. GALLO <AGGHARBOR@AOL.COM>
NORTHPORT, NY USA - Sunday, October 24, 2004 at 21:44:56 (EDT)

I think the website is great for all us old bilge rats! Even a railroaded guy like me can appreciate the work to maintain the site.
Walt Pfeifer <Pfeifer2001@JUNO.com>
Valrico, FL USA - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 18:36:40 (EDT)

Keep up the good work! It's great to come back and remember.
Tom Lindsey <tjltootall@tds.net>
Afton, NY USA - Friday, August 06, 2004 at 18:52:27 (EDT)

Keep up the good work! It's great to come back and remember.
Tom Lindsey <tjltootall@tds.net>
USA - Friday, August 06, 2004 at 18:44:23 (EDT)

I have the privledge and honor to be engaged to the daughter of a long standing member of the Marine Unit. Donald Kaufmann served with the Unit from 1960-1990,91. I am trying to get some info and insite into the man who would have been walking my bride down the aisle but due to his passing in 1997, he will be with us only in spirit. Nancy and I would appreciate any real life stories about Dad (Donald) that you would be willing to share with us. I thank each and every one of you who serve honorably every single day and may God look after one and all. Respectfully, Mark E. Davis jarhead1993@tampabay.rr.com
Mark Davis <jarhead1993@tampabay.rr.com>
N. Redington Beach, FL USA - Sunday, July 25, 2004 at 02:03:23 (EDT)

My dad Lt. Alex Caruso sends his regards to all of those Harbor members he worked with from 1958-1983. He has nothing but fond memories of those years and I was fortunate myself to meet some of those officers.Also, my cousin Mike is currently assigned to the Harbor and has continued the family tradition.
Robert Caruso <ROSOALJAC @aol.com>
Staten Island, NY USA - Friday, June 18, 2004 at 20:15:31 (EDT)

Great site, and an interesting look at water patrol in other agencies. Stay safe! Rob Wilkinson Deputy Sheriff Ramsey County (MN) Sheriff's Department Water Patrol
Rob Wilkinson <wilki027@umn.edu>
Saint Paul, MN USA - Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 00:16:05 (EDT)

Great Web Site. Keep up the good work !
John Tarpey (Retired Lieut) <jjt145@optonline.net>
Massapequa, NY USA - Wednesday, June 09, 2004 at 19:09:54 (EDT)

Hay! Bill, all your work looks great. I guess the guy's that know me should know I'm still trying to get vindication. Should I fail, payback will be a bitch, mostly for some lawyers.
Walt Pfeifer <Pfeifer2001@JUNO.com>
Valrico, FL. USA - Sunday, June 06, 2004 at 13:28:22 (EDT)

Log Book back online. Please sign in.
Bill Smith <bs@BSartist.com>
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 00:50:19 (EDT)

Hello to all the seagulls!
bob decoc="mailto:rdecock@twcny.rr.com">rdecock@twcny.rr.com>
cazenovia, ny 13035 - Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 19:30:11 (EDT)

Great Site, but need to be updated more.
Akira <l33tmastermt@aol.com>
brooklyn, NY USA - Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 16:43:32 (EDT)

Good Job Boys! Keep me posted! TB
Tommy Beirne <tpbscript@juno.com>
E. Northport, NY USA - Thursday, August 07, 2003 at 22:35:23 (EDT)

Is anyone still working now from when I got dumped in 1982.
Walt Pfeifer <Pfeifer2001@JUNO.com>
Tampa, FL USA - Saturday, August 02, 2003 at 06:18:36 (EDT)

I came across this site looking for a job opportunity as a diver for nypd. I am origanily from New York and would like to get into that line of work. Unfortunately your sitye does not have anything about divers. You do have some great pictures and the dedication was very good. Thanks for your time.
Matthew P. Dair time.
Matthew P. Daimailto:mdaige@hotmail.com">mdaige@hotmail.com>
fort riley, kansas USA - Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 21:08:42 (EDT)

If anyone is interested in joining a group, here is the group e mail address.: harborcops@groups.aol.com Hope to hear from all you bilge rats. Bill
Bill Luckey <Harborcop@aol.com>
Sag Harbor, NY USA - Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 15:45:32 (EDT)

Bill. This web-site is a wonderful tribute to the Harbor Unit. I am one of those people that has always been facinated by the blue and white vessels in the harbor. The site makes the men and machines of the Unit much more personal and real. As a dedication to your father, this website truely speaks from the heart. I hope more people have the opportunity to view and appreciate this effort. Clearly, you and Greg are very special people - it's an honor to know you both. Sincerely, Steve
Steve Trachtman <stevetrachtman@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 11:12:53 (EDT)

Great site !. It will only get better from here. I hope I have no "Typo's". I don't want Bill Hughes to blast me for not using spell check. :):) Gary L. Olivier C/O, Rye NY Police Marine Unit.
Gary L. Olivier <golivier@ryepd.ryeny.gov>
Rye , NY USA - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 11:11:18 (EDT)

Great website ! I'll pass on the address to other retirees.
John J. Tarpey Jr. (retired NYPD) <jjt145@optonline.net>
Massapequa, NY USA - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 20:26:36 (EDT)

The web site looks GREAT! Thanks for sharing it with me (not a harbour police officer). Sorry I forgot about the "affair" May 9th...it was "Hell" week for me! Although I live in Westchester, I've kept a boat in Brooklyn for YEARS (Since 1982) and fish as often as the weather permits. You will see me on the water with "Blackjack 3"...blowing my horn, and trying to catch some fish. Once again...thanks for the memories! later, Mel
Mel Jenkins <jenkinsm@optonline.net>
New Rochelle, NY USA - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 14:20:12 (EDT)

Great site! Impressive browsing speed, layout and content.
Robert Johnson <robert.f.johnson@ae.ge.com, fordsan@aol.com>
New York, NY USA - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 09:55:54 (EDT)

What a GREAT dinner ! Jerry, you and your team did a fantastic job. The clock is great and the time keeps ticking away. Remember, when you retire , Cherish the memories , remember the good times and never forget the friends you made.
Paul Mattsson <Cheekie9@aol.com>
Staten Island, NY USA - Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 23:14:28 (EDT)

Jerry, You and your crew did a great job with the Bent Wheel Dinner/Retirement Party. A good time was had by all who attended. Stay safe, and keep up the good work.
Charlie Abbene <cabbene@aol.com>
Suffolk County, NY USA - Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 22:51:43 (EDT)

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE MEN & WOMEN OF THE HARBOR UNIT FOR THE GREAT RETIREMENT PARTY. THE CLOCK IS AWESOME AND I HAD A FANTASTIC TIME! CAPTAIN ANN
ANN MORRILL <ABMORR@AOL.COM>
MANORVILLE, NY USA - Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 21:43:03 (EDT)

retired 1987
larry koch
USA - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 23:59:45 (EDT)

Bill you have done a great job on this site. After looking at the photos I went looking for some old photos I have of Harbor, and found some of Launch 3, College Point, off Laguardia Airport with Joe Ricker also one of the launch at the base. Found one from the NYC Boat Show, don't remember the year,of our Harbor Information Booth with Capt. Lowe and two other bosses I can't remember their names. Will send you the photos or bring them to this years Bent Wheel if I can make it. Thanks again for the great job. Bob Knobel
Bob Knobel <Knobelones>
Swansboro, NC USA - Sunday, May 04, 2003 at 17:44:22 (EDT)

LOVED THE WEB SITE. BROUGHT BACK VERY MEMORABLE AND FUNNY MEMORIES. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING EVERONE AT THE NEXT BENT WHEEL. I BOUGHT A NEW PAIR OF TASSLE SHOES FOR THE OCASSION.
KEVIN DALY <QTIP1457@MSN.COM>
WESTFIELD, N.J. USA - Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 08:48:57 (EDT)

LOVED THE WEB SITE. BROUGHT BACK VERY MEMORABLE AND FUNNY MEMORIES. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE AT THR NEXT BENT WHEEL. I BOUGHT A NEW PAIR OF TASSLE SHOES FOR THE OCASSION. SEE YOU SOON.
KEVIN DALY <QTIP1457@MSN.COM>
WESTFIELD, N.J. USA - Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 08:41:29 (EDT)

Glad to see this web site. It is really great! Please add me to your current mailing list. Let me give you some back round info on myself. My Dad and I were both assigned to Harbor. Dad is 90 years old and lives at 4703-67 St. Woodside NY. He spends half the year in Florida. He is on your mailing list. I was assigned to the unit in 11/03/66 to 01/30/84...transfered to ESU/EMS (PD Ambulance)until I retired on 06/05/99. Harbor stays in your blood and I loved the command. I transferred out only because I needed week-ends off. My son was accepted into West Point and I didn't want to miss anymore important events in his life that happens to all of us working a patrol chart. Since retiring I moved two times and made efforts to keep the Club informed as to my residence but I guess I got lost in the suffle. I will be at the next Bent Wheel Affair...looking forward to seeing old friends and making new one's. My best to all my brothers. Sincerely, Bill Hasper
Bill Hasper <cookibil@optonline.net>
Moriches, NY USA - Sunday, April 27, 2003 at 21:26:00 (EDT)

Harbor Unit: need some help, received an e-mail from John Koeluh, would like to reply but there was no e-mail add. could you please forward this message to him. thanks Jim Dunn
Jim Dunn <jdunn3@adelphia.net>
Port St. Lucie, Fl USA - Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 19:59:51 (EDT)

Just read the mar. newsletter,names like John Hansen, Bob Conroy, John Ski and Lou Leuci brought back many fond memories,please send my regards to these and the rest of the fellows I had the pleasure to work with. Thanks
Jim Dunn <jdunn3@adelphia.net>
Port St. Lucie, Fl. USA - Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 16:28:02 (EDT)

A BEAUTIFUL WEB-SITE. BRINGS BACK MEMORIES OF GREAT BROTHERS & SISTERS. GOOD LUCK, VINCENT MATTERA, HARBOR "C" ret.1990
Vincent G. Mattera <WB2AAP@JUNO.COM>
BROOKLYN, NY USA - Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 12:43:19 (EDT)

Enjoyed visitin the site.
Joe Wolf <djwolf@attglobal.net>
Charlotte, NC USA - Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 11:17:38 (EDT)

great job!enjoyed te pics and site.keep up the good work.it would be great to have a way to contact members and former members of harbor.hope you guys still get H.U.R.N.s bestregards jp
jim picco <reelhooker918@aol.com>
bkln., ny USA - Friday, April 18, 2003 at 09:31:36 (EDT)

On line looks great!!!
Walt Pfeifer <Pfeifer2001@Juno.com>
Valrico, Fl USA - Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 19:13:12 (EDT)

Enjoyed the site very much. Great photos which brought back many memories. Vividly remember the "Parade of Police Launches" for the 1978 Harbor Festival. Harry Wasiluk was the C.O. at the time. There should be some photos of the Harbor Unit being presented with a sterling silver momento for their work during the Harbor Festival. Presentation was made in the P.C.'s (McGuire) Office. Incidently, the 3rd man in the photo of Mayor Lindsey and Sgt. Smith is Det. Ernie Latty, a real gentleman. I had the good fortune to work with him around 1975-1977.
Bill Bowler <billbowler@optonline.net>
Ridge, NY USA - Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 22:01:46 (EDT)

Great memories. You did a great job
Tom Hickson <harborcharlie@ hot mail.com>
Durham, nc USA - Monday, April 14, 2003 at 17:33:18 (EDT)

Just browsing and checking out photos taken; nice page.
Bob Hare <rhare@actny.uscg.mil>
Staten Island, New York USA - Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 19:37:28 (EDT)

Photo gallery brought back many pleasent memories, ret.in 1981, still miss the boats and the great people I worked with.
Jim Dunn <jdunn3@adelphia,net>
Port St. Lucie, fl. USA - Sunday, April 06, 2003 at 19:51:55 (EDT)

Super site. It's always great to hear from the old timers. The Harbor Unit was a great place to work.
Bill Luckey <Harborcop@aol.com>
Sag Harbor, NY USA - Sunday, April 06, 2003 at 17:07:44 (EDT)

Great Job!
Bob Decock <rdecock@twcny.rr.com>
Cazenovia, NY 13035 - Sunday, April 06, 2003 at 12:57:26 (EDT)

The web site is terrific! My Dad, Jack Krohn, served in Harbor for many years as a Patrolman (50's and 60's I believe), and then returned as a Sgt. in the early 70's. He remained there until retirement in 1981.
Doris Krohn Harrington <raydoris@citlink.net>
Staatsburg, NY USA - Saturday, April 05, 2003 at 21:05:44 (EST)

Great site. I am proud of the 7 + years I served with the NYPD, before rolling over to the Suffolk County PD. I especially enjoyed my final year 1993-1994 when I worked at Harbor George. The professionalism and the knowlege displayed by the men and women of the Harbor unit is second to none. I consider it an honor to to have worked with some of the HU legends such as Billy Church Sr, Kenny Hansen Sr. among other extraodinary pilots in the unit.I have been with the SCPD Marine Bureau for over 6 years now , and run the Marine kilo boat. (38' Thomas marine aluminum hull with twin 3116 Cat diesels ) Murf. I know you will appreciate my inclusion of the spec's ! Feel free to look me up if ever out in Suffolk County or drop me an e-mail. Good luck with new launch 35 ( I would love to see the spec's on her, and how she goes with the 4 bladed wheels) I hope to see you guys at the BWC club affair in May. Until then God Bless, and stay safe. Charlie
Charlie Abbene <cabbene@aol.com>
Shirley, NY USA - Friday, April 04, 2003 at 10:20:02 (EST)

Great Job, Keep up the good work.I miss the HURNs.
Paul C. Mattsson <Cheekie9@aol.com>
New York , NY USA - Wednesday, April 02, 2003 at 18:31:06 (EST)

Bill, This sight just keeps getting better.Thanks for the photos of L35. You are truely comitted to to getting the news out. Thanks for putting LRS photos in.After all , all the launches come here sooner or later. best always Mike Murphy
Michael W. Murphy <lrssgt@ aol>
Cortlandt Manor, NY USA - Sunday, March 23, 2003 at 10:56:19 (EST)

Hi from the Netherlands, Feel free to visit my site. It is all about patch-collection in relation to NYC. Over 700 items are in my collection and a lot of them are already on the website to be viewed. Did enjoy this site a lot so keep on the good work. Stay safe, Erik & K9 Astra www.patchdepartment.com
Sgt Erik Boerboom <info@patchdepartment.com>
Almere, The Netherlands - Sunday, March 23, 2003 at 05:08:37 (EST)

This is PO Murphy, Vessel Theft, not the world renowned mechanic, Great Job, Keep up the good work!
Mike Murphy <MMurf718@aol.com>
Bronx, NY USA - Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 21:52:24 (EST)

Glad to find the web site, remembering thoes days back on launch 9 on staten island, and launch 5 at 52nd st. keep the site going.
george westre <trolls572002@yahoo.com>
USA - Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 10:19:26 (EST)

Harbor Unit 1988 to present and BENT WHEEL CLUB President. Bill Thank You for making this site possible.
Gerard (Jerry) Pacella <jp4wide@aol.com>
Massapequa, NY USA - Friday, March 07, 2003 at 18:14:06 (EST)

What a great web site. My dad, patrolman Bob Conory retired from harbor in 1981. He loved his detail and the job and I don't think he has missed a Bent Wheel since his retirement. The photo array is great!
Kelly Anne Cronin <kacronin@aol.com>
Lindenhurst, Ny USA - Friday, February 28, 2003 at 20:37:28 (EST)

I remember my own days in Harbor Unit along with my father Jim Sr., Howie Smith, Jerry Porteus, Jim Thompson, Fred Cribben and many othere from the Heart Island base (Launch 13). My beginnings in Harbor ussured out the days of the wooden launches and Hall Scott Pertol engines. Wow I'm getting old. I still miss the comoradery of the Harbor Unit
Jim Ross Jr. <JrossSun@aol.com>
New Rochelle, NY USA - Monday, February 24, 2003 at 18:22:50 (EST)

This great site just keeps getting better. Nice work. BD
Bob Daraio <daraio@lycos.com>
Ossining, N Y USA - Monday, February 24, 2003 at 15:12:45 (EST)

Bill, this is great! Best of luck and keep up the fine work.
lynn valenti <lynnvalenti@earthlink.net>
new rochelle, ny USA - Monday, February 24, 2003 at 10:35:33 (EST)

Is there anyway to find some history on George Rogers NYPD harbor unit, deceased? I knew him for several years after he retired from the NYPD
Bob Cerullo &@aol.com>
Neponsit, NY USA - Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 14:57:14 (EST)

Harbor unit 1952- 1979
John Hamma <Electlite@AOL.COm>
Hicksville, N.Y. USA - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 22:39:14 (EST)

Well done.Looking forward to more.
Stephen Wall <wallfamily1@comcast.net>
Sarasota , Fl USA - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 22:27:27 (EST)

917 796 9631
jim chambersny
USA - Friday, February 07, 2003 at 11:40:16 (EST)

Site is looking good!
Tom Lindsey (P.O. Retired) <tootalltjl@hotmail.com>
Inlet, NY USA - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 15:51:02 (EST)

Recently found this site and passed it to the retirees I keep in touch. Hope to find other past shipmates. Keep up the good work! "There IS life after Harbor"
John Kozeluh (Koz) <mcpo_koz@hotmail.com>
Port St Lucie, FL USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 13:34:02 (EST)

Just logging in. . . first time I saw this site. . . .
CAROL GRACE-WALKER <LONEAGLE@PRODIGY.NET>
ST PETE BEACH, FL USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 10:17:18 (EST)

Launch 8 is also alive and well. Nice shots and info. Presently laying out the galley and birthing areas on Launch 8, I am not concerned about outward appearences yet so when the interior is finished then the color scheme similar to a Mike Boat will prevail.
Rich Susko <wally8@erols.com>
College Point, NY USA - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 09:13:15 (EST)

I visited this site to check out what i could. It was very informative and i enjoyed it very much. I think the idea for this site was a good one. i hope to see the harbor soon as i plan to start working in the New York Harbor. I feel safer already knowing you will be there. Thank You
patrick terrebonne <captainterrebonne@yahoo.com>
cut off, LA USA - Friday, January 10, 2003 at 21:15:31 (EST)

Looking good so far, but fer chrissakes Bill, don't you have a spellchecking program? The History link is riddled with typos, buddy. Best BH
Bill Hughes <whughes@thejournalnews.com>
Yonkers, NY USA - Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 22:00:49 (EST)

Hi, Bill How are you? I was sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. He was a great guy. I used to go up to Stormville with my Dad and to the BEach Club. I am Rick's sister and he told me to check this out. Great site hope all is well. All the best for 2003. Marylyn
Marylyn Porteus-Callow <macy37@aol.com>
Pound Ridge, NY USA - Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 21:59:38 (EST)

Created this site in December 2002
Bill Smith <bs@BSartist.com>
Crugers, NY USA - Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 15:41:31 (EST)