Monthly Archives: August 2011

Report On The Ships from John Doswell

On Saturday, Capt. John Doswell of Working Harbor took Pioneer upriver to ride out Tropical Storm Irene, and he has sent us this detailed report: NYC to Verplanck – 27 August 2011 08:15   Departed Pier 16 Crew: John Doswell (capt), … Continue reading

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The Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition

This Sunday is the Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition, sponsored by the Working Harbor Committee, at Pier 84 on the Hudson. There are many opportunities for volunteering, as well as for spectating. Save Our Seaport will have a … Continue reading

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Post-Irene Seaport

The ships of South Street seem to have fared the storm well. Many thanks to the NYC Economic Development Corporation for taking charge of the situation, and directing appropriate measures for the expected conditions. Wavertree, Peking, Ambrose, Marion, and Helen … Continue reading

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Word From Upriver

Just a quick post to say that we have gotten word that Schooner Lettie G. Howard and Tug W.O. Decker are tied up and bedded down in Kingston NY (Rondout Creek), and that Schooner Pioneer reports the same from Indian … Continue reading

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A Seaport Update [Updated]

Here are some photos from this morning at South Street. Under the auspices of the NYC Economic Development Corporation, who appear to have taken over the decision-making from the museum administration and are calling the shots on the piers, we’re … Continue reading

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Storm Prep at the Seaport

We’ve received a lot of emails asking about preparation for Irene down at South Street. As far as the vessels are concerned, the situation is rather fluid. We have heard that the Schooners are heading north toward Kingston early Saturday … Continue reading

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Save Our Seaport Meeting This Thursday

This is your friendly reminder that we have a public meeting this Thursday, August 25th. 6:30pm John Street Church 44 John Street New York, NY Map We’ll be catching up on recent news, making plans for upcoming events, including the … Continue reading

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This Weekend in Save Our Seaport – and a recap of our last meeting

This Sunday, August 21st, Save Our Seaport will be holding down the fort at the Fulton Stall Market. Note that this is a change from last weekend – Fulton Stall Market is on South Street, just north of Fulton, in … Continue reading

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PortSide NewYork Emergency Call Out To Volunteers

We’re passing on this urgent request for help (TOMORROW!) from SOS friend Carolina Salguero of Portside NewYork and the tanker Mary Whelan: Due to some real estate issues in the Red Hook container port, PortSide has to move a lot … Continue reading

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Sunday At New Amsterdam Market

We’ll be down at our usual table at the New Amsterdam Market this Sunday, August 13th. We’ll be adding names to our petition, and also disseminating information and making ourselves available for questions. Please come down and join us! We’ll … Continue reading

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