Excuse the dried water droplet!@#@. Workers at far end of the floating drydock show the scale; two days ago, Peking occupied this space.

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McAllister Responder appears just before noon.

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Before 1 pm Peking has left KVK for the Battery.

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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.

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Toward the Battery . . .

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we leave the Statue astern . . .

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while Elizabeth captures a view from Pier 17.

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Elizabeth McAllister serves as assist tug

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as Responder finesses Peking back into the slip beside . . . a McAllister of another era.  It’s now a little past 2 pm.  Come see at South Street Seaport.   More on Peking later.

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