Excuse the dried water droplet!@#@. Workers at far end of the floating drydock show the scale; two days ago, Peking occupied this space.
McAllister Responder appears just before noon.
Before 1 pm Peking has left KVK for the Battery.
I’m thrilled to experience Peking moving as the ship she is. Here’s a great time to watch the 9 -minute YouTube clip of Peking 79 years ago pushing through a storm on the English Channel. Great statistics on Peking in this clip. Thanks to Peter Mello of Sea Fever and the podcast Messing About in Ships for putting up a link to this Irving Johnson footage.
Toward the Battery . . .
we leave the Statue astern . . .
while Elizabeth captures a view from Pier 17.
Elizabeth McAllister serves as assist tug