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aka GHP&W 7. Kings Point (KP) is to the United States Merchant Marine Academy as Fort Schuyler is to SUNY Maritime College or Traverse City is to Great Lakes Maritime Academy. Today’s post is intended to introduce some of the KP boats; if you’re interested in the buildings that have expanded beyond the former waterfront estate of Walter Chrysler, click here for a fabulously detailed USACE report on the USMMA’s historic district. Walter Chrysler is himself quite the interesting character. Click here for the USMMA Foundation’s newsletter.
The boat above–Tortuga or ex-Georgina–was in the basin until last Wednesday. Today’s post and tomorrow’s feature photos taken Wednesday and Thursday.
The blue-hulled Liberator and the tug Elizabeth Anne are two of USMMA’s vessels.
The USCG boats docked at KP include a 29′ RB-S II in front of an RB-S. Tortuga is to the motor vessel to the left.
The white building slightly left of center below is the former Chrysler estate.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
For clarification of geography, King’s Point is the first Nassau County town when you drive east from northernmost Queens, i.e., it’s Long Island, no longer NYC.
There are many blues in the sixth boro . . . besides my own. Saturday I caught an unexpected glimpse of King’s Point Liberator.
DonJon has their unmistakeable blue.
But then there’s this one, which mesmerized me for the first time almost six years ago and when the vessel was just off the ways.
Palva is a midsized vessel of the NesteOil fleet.
And these blues are just part of their corporate colors scheme.
No matter . . . I’m still captured by these colors,
arrested and drawn in.
Five years ago I wrote: “It’s the color of sky, water, twilight ice, and distant land.” When Palva left for sea yesterday, it’s destination was Murmansk, possibly 11 days away.
Murmansk . . . exotic though not balmy. Fair winds and frazil ice . . . if any.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who’s frustrated by wordpress interface changes which prevent the fotos from enlarging when you click on them . . . the way they used to. If anyone has a solution, let me know, svp.