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I love the drawing and the name on the flag.  You know the artist, of course?

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That Essomarine stuff and staff must be magical.    Sam I Am?  Nope, Suess he was an oilman.  

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Got $1000 for a copy of his rare Secrets of the Deep?  Here’s another rare one –at least I’d never heard of it until today–for under $18, and the power boat drawing comes from it.

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No naval architect was Suess, but I’ve liked it for well over half a century.

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It’s good stuff though.  You can find these images at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton NY.

Click here for SD posts 1 — 22.

Of course, there is Tilly, seen afloat here just  a few weeks before she was allowed to sink near Key West.

And then there are a set of ice yachts, built in the Bronx but not listed on this website, although I’m not sure why.

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And then there was sub chaser PC-1264–two dozen projects BEFORE Tilly, sold for scrap but never scrapped.

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Close up of 1264 starboard at low tide.

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A view of her port side . . . three years ago.   But if you go decades farther back in products of the Bronx, there is

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this!!  Here’s an article from a 1916 issue of Power Boating (scroll to p. 37) on the Speedway products of the Consolidated in the Bronx.  Besides Consolidated, the Bronx also had Kyle & Purdy and

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Here’s a Bronx product of Lyon-Tuttle shipyard, previously Kyle & Purdy.

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And here’s another . . .

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All photos by Will Van Dorp, who snapped the last three photos above at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton NY, a must-see for anyone interested in recreational boats.

And although this is a bit late, I’ll be at the midtown main branch of the New york Public Library this evening with Gary Kane to show and discuss our documentary . . . Graves of Arthur Kill.

 

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