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The Super Moon on the Schooner Pioneer in a Frenetic New York Harbor

Last night, my wife and I took to a two hour sail on the schooner Pioneer to watch the “super moon” rise over New York harbor.   The “super moon,” is in scientific terms referred to as a “perigee moon,” a … Continue reading

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South Street Seaport Museum’s Schooner Pioneer Sails Again

This weekend,  the South Street Seaport Museum’s schooner Pioneer set sail again from the seaport in New York’s East River.  After two summers of sitting tied to the dock the venerable old schooner, built of iron in 1885, is again carrying passengers on regular sails in … Continue reading

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Barquentine Gazela Arrives in New York Harbor

Philadelphia’s tall ship, the barquentine Gazela Primeiro, arrived in New York harbor yesterday, on her way to PortSide New York.  (See our previous post – The Gazela at Portside with Vaudeville and Pirates – Oh My!)   The classic ship will … Continue reading

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The Wavertree and Pioneer Turn 125

On Saturday May 24th, the  Southstreet Seaport Museum in New York will celebrate the 125th birthdays of two fine ladies,  the full rigged ship Wavertree and the schooner Pioneer. Built in 1885 in Southampton, England, the Wavertree was one of … Continue reading

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Unexpected Whale Watching in New York Harbor

This morning while sailing on the schooner Pioneer in Upper New York Harbor, we were all surprised when the captain shouted “whale”.    There, close aboard to starboard, the back and dorsal fin of a whale rose and then disappeared beneath the surface of the harbor. The … Continue reading

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