My previous post covered South Street Seaport Museum’s barque, Peking.
I would have liked to see Wavertree as well, but she is currently having work done in dry dock:
The lightship known as “Ambrose” (United States Lightship LV-87), is also a really interesting vessel to check out:
In waters where it was impossible or impractical to build a lighthouse, lightships were stationed to guide ships.
Peeking out from behind Ambrose, in the above photo, are the masts of the schooner, Lettie G. Howard.
On Peking’s port side is the museum’s barge Progress and its other schooner, Pioneer:
Since it was such a nice day, I decided to ramble south along the waterfront.
Coast Guard boat speeding along:
Morgan Reinauer and barge passing the Brooklyn Bridge:
B Franklin Reinauer and Robert Burton with barges:
I eventually wound up at the Staten Island Ferry’s Whitehall Terminal. (Side note: I learned about the death of Prince via a TV in one of the shops in the terminal.)
I decided to take a ride on the ferry. How could I pass up an opportunity to get out on the water for free?
Castle Williams, an historic building on Governors Island:
Rockaway, a sludge (ick) tanker:
Guy V. Molinari, one of the ferries, headed toward Manhattan:
One of the seagull escorts:
Stuyvesant, a dredger:
Tanker Alpine Hibiscus:
Ferries at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island:
I was fascinated by these wood piles:
Looking toward Manhattan:
Tanker Bright Dawn:
On the trip back to Manhattan, I took the obligatory shot of the Statue of Liberty:
One World Trade Center and surrounding buildings:
Evening Light and barge:
Schooner Clipper City:
Back to Whitehall Terminal:
Battery Maritime Building (historic ferry terminal):