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Springtime . . . and motion gives a renewed sense of life to the watery boro. Emerald Sea‘s been around all winter, but she’s not moved loads like this. Diner? Prefab beach buildings for post-Sandy reconstruction? Many thanks to Ashley Hutto for this shot taken along Roxbury, Queens.
Schooner Virginia left Wednesday, headed for Virginia . . . by way of Portland, Maine.
Anyone know the manufacturer of the speedboat in the foreground? In the background is Zephyr, launched 10 years ago from the Austal Shipyard in Mobile, AL . . . and Wavertree, launched 128 years ago in Southampton, UK.
I could almost imagine this boat has a bowsprit.
Smaller workboats seem more commonplace this time of year like Henry Hudson,
this Oyster Bay government boat,
an OCC vessel,
and of course the ubiquitous all-weather sludge tanker North River, frequently mentioned on this blog.
Thanks to Ashley for the first foto, and I’d love to know what that structure on the Weeks barge is. All other fotos by Will Van Dorp, who feels the urge to go somewhere too.
When the sixth boro looks like this, I recall
the warmth of late summer and
even late spring, truly splendid times to sail It’s Clipper City above and . . following Dewaruci, Clipper City below. But to ensure the vessels are ready, crews dedicate winter
to visiting places like this
The vessel gets inspected
everywhere, even under the keel.
Wear and tear gets repaired and
Exactly 90 days from today (April 26, 2013), the 158′ vessel begins season 2013. Clipper City is one of two vessels operated by Manhattan by Sail, the other being Shearwater. Click here for more info on Clipper City, a 1984 replica of a Manitowoc lumber schooner that operated on Lake Michigan between 1854 and 1890 and capable of sailing 115 miles in less than 8 hours.
All fotos here by Will Van Dorp.
Entering the KVK from the east . . . it’s the tallest tall ship sailing the sixth boro.
Clipper City, launched in Florida in 1984, is a replica of a wooden schooner that operated on the Great Lakes during the second half of the 19th century.
The schooner is only 20′ longer than Rebel.
Clipper City is headed for a haul-out.
Later I catch the stern of Rebel westbound back to the yard. I believe the near-twin of Rebel in the distance is Yankee.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.