Saturday, January 18, 2014

Back by popular demand - more pictures...

My grandfather and I aboard the family sailboat on Great South Bay along the
South Shore of Long Island in the summer of 1971.

The Delaware Bay ferry Cape May arriving at her terminal in North Cape May,
New Jersey, in August of 1971.  It was a family tradition for us to ride these ferries
not because we needed to go somewhere but just to enjoy the three-hours-long round
trip voyage.  This was on our annual summer vacation during my high school years.
The massive wooden helm of the U.S. Coast Guard sailing ship Eagle in Boston
on Saturday, July 27, 2013.  Michael liked all the woodwork on this ship.  

The comparatively gigantic tanker Maritime Anita viewed from the diminutive
ferry Island Adventure in Boston Harbor on Saturday, September 21, 2013.
Michael and I were returning from Georges Island when the two vessels met.
The lightship Frying Pan, now a restaurant, moored at Pier 66 on the West Side
of Manhattan on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.  This vessel's history interested
me very much; dining on board her did not.  I was content with my homemade
bologna sandwich.
Pier 76 on the West Side of Manhattan, still proudly lettered for United States
Lines, but now used by the New York Police Department.  Someone there has
a good sense of history!
The Merchant Marine Memorial at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, August 9, 2011.  A very sad place.
A reminder of how precious and fragile life is.  
The tablet honoring the deceased crew of the coal carrier Marine Electric, lost
at sea on February 12, 1983.  A very sobering sight.  
Now for a much happier occasion.  Yours truly with the passenger ship Nieuw
 in Phillipsburg, Sint Maarten, on Thursday, February 9, 2012.
My children insisted that I pose for this photo.
Another view of the Nieuw Amsterdam, same day and same place.  These two
engine room crewmen from the Westerdam got some amusement out of me
wandering around the waterfront taking pictures of all the ships.  

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