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Here are previous posts in this “whatzit” series, the most recent being components of The Vessel.

So what’s this craft below?

Well, back in September 2010, she was excursion vessel Commander running into the Hudson Highlands out of Haverstaw.  She nearly made it to 100 years in various excursion assignments after being launched in North Carolina in 1917 as SP-1247. 

I next saw her next to the marine railway in Greenport in May 2015, and then

she had quite the makeover on Staten Island and Brooklyn, converted into a floating marina building in front of Brooklyn Heights.  Quite the second . . .  or tenth life for this former naval vessel.  I do hope to see inside later this year.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

 

I took this foto in August 2010, here with my back to Anthony’s Nose.  Any guesses about the vintage of this chubby people mover?

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Here’s a foto I took yesterday in Greenport of

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this Morehead, NC veteran of WW1!!!

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At the same locstion, I took this foto.  Anyone know what manufacturer this beauty is, frontal and

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stern view.

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And from inside the post-Sandy rebuilt Scrimshaw restaurant, I’d love to know what vessel

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this figurehead once graced.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

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