Boats, boats, boats!

Here in New York City we get the best boats. Case in point: Spirit of Bermuda, a three-masted sloop modeled after an 1831 painting of a Royal Navy sloop-of-war. This beautiful ship was tied up just two docks away from us this summer. We rowed over in our little inflatable dinghy, chatted with the crew, and checked her out.

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It’s not often that you get to see raked masts.

There are plenty of interesting looking boats that ply the waters of the Hudson.

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Look at all those sails!

We get power boats galore; some even with their own helicopter.

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Early in the spring we were graced by Lending Club 2 a racing trimaran that took up most of the width of the Canal.

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This picture was taken from the top of the canal. See the hawk-looking thing? That’s the giant trimaran…

We also saw the Coast Guard Barque Eagle by the Statue of Liberty but missed that photo op..

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Here’s the photo I didn’t get.

Needless to say, if it’s important in the boating world, it’s probably going to show up here.


 

Fanciness aside, one of my local favorites is a working boat that sits nearly adjacent to us across the Canal. I’m not sure that it has a name (so is it really a boat?). It’s a big square platform that floats on the water but has a movable piling at each corner. This allows the floating platform to be raised and lowered as needed. It’s awesome.

As I said, it’s a working boat so it’s not always around. But, when it is and the tide is right, a boater in a low boat would potentially be able to row under it. Which Peter and I may or may not have done…

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Approaching…
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…underneath…
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…and out the other side!

This makes me so happy. Every. Single. Time.

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