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Summer Sail 5

Danmark, a 90-year-old full-rigged ship, is in town again.  She first came here in 1939 for the World’s Fair. South Street waterfront of Manhattan then was a very different place, as of course was the whole city and world. I’m not sure where she berthed back then.  A year later, after her homeland was invaded, […]

Summer Sail 4B

I’ve compartmentalized my photos from the Pioneer sail the other night, in part because in a short two-hour sail there was so much to see.  For starters, Stephanie Dann had earlier just rushed eastward and came back with Cornucopia Destiny, a dance partner on her starboard side.  I can speculate about this, but I don’t […]

Summer Sail 4

Here are previous iterations of this title.   Of course, many options exist for getting onto sixth boro waters.  One delightful way I’m most familiar with is aboard schooner Pioneer;  get tickets here.  Enjoy these photos, mostly taken from the cabin top starboard side and outboard the foremast earlier this week. Soon after leaving the pier, […]

Summer Sail 3

Here are previous installments in the series.  Summer sail can take the form of foil-raised GP racing as will happen in the sixth boro this weekend;  it can also happen on longer courses and require stamina and endurance as happens in some races ending in Mackinac. All the photos in this post come from Jeff […]

Gloucester Schooner Fest ’22 a

I’m having a hard time deciding what to post . . . so I’ll do multiple posts.  Hundreds of photos from the schooner fest is an amount that overwhelms my decision making even as the clock ticks down the time until noon.  So here goes . . . for today, random sights.  Maybe by tomorrow, […]

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. […]

Retro October 2012

A decade ago I rode Condor and saw close up the start of the 23rd running of the great! Chesapeake Schooner race.  Covid intervened for a few years and actually changed the format;  now there’s a Bay Race, which begins today, and a virtual race, fund raiser. In 2012, the starting boat also raised its […]

Summer Yachts 8

A schooner named Adventurer meets a tugboat called Charles D. McAllister over by Stapleton.  I’m sure this is not the 1925 schooner Adventurer.  It could be this one. Triple Net sails out of Bridgeport CT in summers. Nine Lives has a name used elsewhere . . . Sea Duck II is likely powered by a […]

Retro Sixth Boro 50 A

June 2012 was pivotal for me.  A photo sent along by a friend alerted me to Canal commerce–Canadian corn– entering the US at Oswego, a place I knew something of from my youth.  If that was a spark, then the breeze that fanned it was an invitation to do my trial article for Professional Mariner […]

TS Empire State VI Departs 2022

What’s happening at this bridge? Approaching on what appears to be a wooded river is an antiquated cargo vessel. Know this sylvan location? Might this be a not-so-obscure location referred to as the UES,  the Upper East Side of Manhattan?  That certainly appears to be a section of the river campus of Rockefeller University . […]