Call this “Destination: Jersey City,” if you wish. Or call it an experience with a signed piece of art, performance art. No steamin‘ allowed.

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Performance was enhanced by a half ton of steel added to the keel of …

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Rosemary Ruth, as seen by a click here in warmer weather. But temperatures below freezing no matter, would a Viking stop sailing just because it’s colder? They sailed here before steaming was imagined, and in all weather.

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Cold water splashes are more ceremonial.

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Consulting charts is more profound. Hot soup consumed by the rundlet is more delicious. Rosemary Ruth sails home away from the setting sun of February,

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round the ice caked towers,

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past unidentifiable anchored sea giants running their furnaces…

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heeling past incredulous night passengers on SeaStreak . . . and home to the ice-lined Morris Canal.


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