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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
The vessel gets inspected
everywhere, even under the keel.
Wear and tear gets repaired and
Exactly 90 days from today (April 26, 2013), the 158′ vessel begins season 2013. Clipper City is one of two vessels operated by Manhattan by Sail, the other being Shearwater. Click here for more info on Clipper City, a 1984 replica of a Manitowoc lumber schooner that operated on Lake Michigan between 1854 and 1890 and capable of sailing 115 miles in less than 8 hours.
All fotos here by Will Van Dorp.
. . . er “air” and “water.” But with the Earth & Fire post last week, this had to appear, right?
Thanks to the tentatively definitive compendium on “schooner identification in the sixth boro,” I can without a doubt call the leftmost vessel Imagine and the rightmost Adirondack. And for outatowners, that’s Hoboken in the background.
Just a glimpse of the spoon-bowed, yellow-sailed schooner raises my spirits from dragging along May’s rocks to June’s breeziness.
Notice how the profile of Escape Plan gets echoed here in the upper reaches of North Sea.
With the June breezes and right attention, even if just for a few moments, all my cares take wing and fly away . . . propelling my spirit like a little sloop dallying about the start of the North River.
Seeing a yellow hulled sailboat, like Mamzel, powering upriver, one of many migrating mostly northward at season’s start conjures up one thought . . . sailing . . . you’re doing it wrong.
Clipper City . . . sailing, almost doing it right, but
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Here’s an “erin wadder” post from last fall; more soon.
And don’t forget the caption contest here . . . I’ve got some good entries but want some more. Send’em in, please.