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December 6, 2007 10:00 AM   Subscribe

Maritime New York
posted by Miko (5 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nice. But it looks like it's pretty early days for the site - 79th Street Boat Basin isn't on the map yet. As a NY boater though, I'll be coming back for sure once the Admiral Codrington is back in the water. Here's wishing is was April already.
posted by Sk4n at 10:43 AM on December 6, 2007


Another awesome post Miko. It's a great site, nicely designed, packed full of excellent visuals, stories, maps. I especially like the waterfront histories part.

In 1949, my dad sailed around the world for years with his friends on a barkentine schooner,guess I inherited his love of the sea, things maritime, ships and ports. One of his shipmates recently published an excellent book about the trip, On Wits and Wind.

Big port cities always seem extra juicy because of everything that big ships bring to the life of that city. Some of my favorite port cities apart from NYC are Hamburg, Calcutta, San Francisco and Naples. Really wish I'd seen New Orleans pre-Katrina.

Adding to the maritime NYC visuals, the maritime looking architecture of Albert C. Ledner, whose work adds a strange charm to the city: THE New Orleans architect Albert C. Ledner’s three offbeat creations for the National Maritime Union came ashore in New York in the 1960s, their porthole facades impudent in the face of doctrinaire modernism.

posted by nickyskye at 10:57 AM on December 6, 2007


Is there where I shout-out to everyone at the South St Seaport, and the crew of the Pioneer? Because they're awesome, they are.

(This is great -- thank you!)
posted by kalimac at 11:49 AM on December 6, 2007


Very very cool.

(Just a word of warning -- the map doesn't work well at all in FireFox. You have to use Explorer.)
posted by jason's_planet at 11:56 AM on December 6, 2007


Thanks Miko, fair weather.
posted by Divine_Wino at 4:55 PM on December 6, 2007


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