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She powered herself away from the Fort Schuyler dock for most likely the final time.  Click here for all the previous posts I’ve done on this soon-to-be-replaced training ship. Her replacement is already in the water in Philly for fitting out, sea trials . . . .

This morning Ellen and Marjorie pulled her away from the dock as a number of cadets waited

in the rain.   Cadets and alums traded stories.

 

On many departures, she’d be rotated and pointed westbound on the East River, but today

she ducked under Throngs Neck Bridge, past Fort Totten, and 

made for the western Long Island

lighthouses.

All photos, shortly ago, WVD.

 

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