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Clipper City

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 for haul-out. The vessel gets […]

Back in the Sixth Boro 4b

Heraclitus has to be the classical philosopher most referred to on this blog.  I thought of this person again as I returned into the city after my longest ever so far time away;  this is a familiar place of six boros, and yet it does not seem familiar.  It is new, renewed by multiple sunrises […]

Retro Sixth Boro 14

I hope you all are enjoying these glances back a decade as much as I enjoy putting them together.  If you weren’t paying attention back then, this hints at how much the traffic in the harbor has changed, just as it has on the roads.  If you were watching back in spring 2009, you might […]

Other Peoples Photos 67

Here are previous installments. Let’s start with a shot from Oswego.  To me, it captures the magic of the Canal in that city and the stately buildings that surround it.  The photo is by Jennifer Mays, who calls it “Old man Winter is on his way #headedsouth #oswegocanal.  It shows research vessel DelMor (ex-Kaho) upbound in […]

Summer Sail 2

Here was Summer Sail 1; and since that dates from almost two years ago. Clipper City looks great juxtaposed against the skyline, but ketch Catriona . . . she has Herreshoff pedigree. No matter . . . larger schooner or smaller and more intimate ketch, one is pampered moving by sail in the sixth boro. […]

A Slew of Sail

There’s winter sail, spring sail, and autumn sail.  And today I’m just staying inside culling photos.   Since moving by wind has been around for millennia, Pioneer is a relatively modern vessel. This vessel below can be “insanely fast.” I took this photos and ones that follow back on May 11, 2015 in Morris Canal. Here’s […]

Government Boats 35

First, two photos from Jason LaDue, up in Lyons on the Erie Canal.  Click here to see some of the many photos Jason has sent along over the past years from Lyons and the Great Lakes.  The vessel Lyons, below, has been painted NY blue and gold since it last appeared here two plus months […]

Autumn Sail 10

Here was 9. It seems that sailing just gets better as summer turns into fall.  Like Pioneer.   Click here for bookings via Water Taxi. America 2.0 Shearwater Adirondack There are also those sailing vessels I’d like to see under sail.  Like Angel’s Share with its twin helms, here a close-up of the port helm. […]

Sixth Boro Sundries

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. Eclipse, the huge yacht in the distance […]

Convergence 5

Entering the KVK from the east . . . it’s the tallest tall ship sailing the sixth boro. At about the same moment, entering the KVK from its west gate, aka the Bayonne Bridge, it’s Rebel, followed by Nicole Leigh Reinauer. Clipper City, launched in Florida in 1984, is a replica of a wooden schooner […]