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Wavertree Returns 2

Who else greeted Wavertree on the rest of the way home?  John J. Harvey is always in on celebrations. Lettie G. Howard was there, as was the helicopter.  Feehan presented herself on the far side of Rae. Pioneer accounted for herself with crew in the crosstrees. Pioneer and Lettie teamed up at times. Wire showed up. New York Harbor School […]

Wavertree Returns 1

Almost exactly 16 months ago, Wavertree left Pier 16 for a lot of work at Caddell Dry Dock.    Here was my set of photos from that day, and here,  subsequent ones at several month intervals.  Yesterday she made way, back to Pier 16. Here’s looking back west.  Compare the photo below with the third […]

Wavertree at Caddell Dry Dock 6

Here were the previous posts, the last one being in April.  On June 11, I took the photo below, and since then had not been back until yesterday. Note how far along the Bayonne Bridge was on that date, as well x Here’s a closer up of the rigging on June 11. Now let’s jump forward […]

Wavertree at Caddell Dry Dock 5

As a review, here and here were the posts I did on Wavertree going TO Caddell 11 months ago, and here is the series 1 through 4 focusing on Wavertree AT Caddell’s. Below was she on March 10.  While I was away, she was refloated. Below is March 19.  To my surprise, the masts had […]

Wavertree at Caddell Dry Dock 4

Here are previous posts in this series.  All photos below come compliments of Mike Weiss and were taken on September 24, i.e., about a month after Wavertree rose out of the water on Caddell Dry Dock No. 6. Rather than a very satisfying sifting through the index above, you can read a short history of […]

Wavertree at Caddell Dry Dock 3

I got there JUST in time.  A few minutes after I arrived, lines were cast off, and the yard tug moved the bow into the stream.  What’s to comment . . . I’ll just put the times, to the nearest minute. Here the yard tug–L W Caddell is moving lines from the dry dock to Wavertree. […]

Wavertree at Caddell Dry Dock 2

Here’s a list of previous Wavertree posts.  This post could be called Wavertree down rig, a slow and careful process that is best seen chronologically. August 2.  The rigging remained this way through the morning of the 14th. August 14.  Birk Thomas took the next two. August 20. I got here while the osprey was still […]

Wavertree at Caddell Dry Dock 1

Here are posts about Wavertree’s trip to the dry dock and before.  And below are two photos I hadn’t used in those posts. In the past 10 weeks, prep for the actual dry docking has resulted in loss of at least a foot and a half of draft.  Mussels once submerged have lost their habitat. […]

Wavertree to Caddell Dry Dock 2

This post shows the second leg of what felt like an epic journey, but first let’s back up about 10 minutes.  See the small blue vessel just off the bow of Wavertree? It’s a King’s Point vessel, and leaning out of the house, it’s Capt. Jonathan Kabak, formerly master of Pioneer, Lettie G. Howard, and other vessels. […]

Wavertree to Caddell Dry Dock 1

But first, many thanks to Bjoern Kils of New York Media Boat for the enjoyable ride aboard his RHIB Amundsen.   I’ve decided to divide the photos into two posts.  These cover the first 15 minutes (!!) of the trip to the yard. Bartholdi was finishing up his copper creation a year AFTER Wavertree began […]