I can’t resist . . . but Mary aka QM2 lingered in Red Hook a bit yesterday, conjuring up this 1960s song (great Smothers Brothers show version), these lyrics, and it seemed

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Schooner Pioneer drew near, maybe to seek the oracle or exchange sweet nothings or somethings, prompting

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a mad dash from the other coast of Manhattan, other

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schooners like Adirondack, who wanted some of the action, the attention,

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or not;

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likewise, Imagine may have felt the compulsion

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and might have drawn closer, but my own attention

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by then was directed elsewhere.  More tomorrow.

If you’re not familiar with sixth boro schooners, check out Bowsprite’s guide to them here.

All fotos here by Will Van Dorp.

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