Click here for this series.  “Fifth dimension” designates these as not contemporary, i.e., archival.

“HT” here is Harry Thompson, who sent me these photos, all from 1986.  I’m not going to say much about the photos because I don’t know much.   I was not in New York then.  I will say what I know, but please  . . . comment away.

Elise M was then a Poling boat;  now you might know her as Morgan Reinauer.

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The three identifiable boats here are all still around:  Jane McAllister is in Eastport, Dragon Lady is now Bridgeport, and Mary Turecamo is still Mary Turecamo.   Anyone know the excursion vessel and container ship out beyond?

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Here’s another of Dragon Lady.

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Dragon Lady . . . has been mentioned, Tilly has had a sad demise, and Emily S I have no info about.  There is a fourth tugboat beyond Emily S, but I can’t identify it.

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Here’s another of Tilly and an unidentified Berman vessel beyond here. Tilly was built in the Bronx.

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This is a CROWDED harbor as it’s not seen anymore.  I can’t identify anything there, but it reminds me of a hypothetical photo I’d love to see . . . Grand Erie (scroll)  was in the harbor for this centennial celebration of Lady Liberty.  Might anyone have a photo of her in the harbor for that fest?

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And we’ll end here with a mystery three-masted schooner.  Anyone identify her?

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All photos by Harry Thompson . . . and done on film.  More tomorrow, so please send in your comments now.

Sometimes I get queries about collaboration;  I really enjoy doing it like this.

Unrelated:  Here are the results of the Erie Canalway photo contest.

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