Going Coastal

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Urban Assembly New York Harbor School's new campus on Governors Island brings kids right to water

In Go Coastal, Manhattan, Maritime on December 1, 2009 at 10:19 pm

They’re ready to dive in. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Real Club Nautico Barcelona and the New York Yacht Club to co-host the NY-BCN record

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime on November 24, 2009 at 3:23 am

– This is the first transoceanic record to be ratified by the WSSRC in a race departing from an American city and finishing at a Mediterranean port and supported by an Atlantic and a Mediterranean nautical institution Read the rest of this entry »

New ferry route from Liberty Harbor to Lower Manhattan

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on November 21, 2009 at 9:01 pm

A new ferry route, from Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor to the World Financial Center on the west side of Lower Manhattan, is scheduled to open next week, according to Billybey Ferry Inc. officials. Read the rest of this entry »

EPA Is One Step Closer to New Ship Emissions Standards

In Dive In, Maritime on November 21, 2009 at 8:59 pm

U.S. EPA moved closer yesterday to finalizing new engine and fuel standards for the largest ocean-bound ships by sending the draft rules to the White House for review. Read the rest of this entry »

Acclaimed author Russell Shorto to address Dutch underpinnings of America

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on November 14, 2009 at 7:16 pm

Next Tuesday, The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich (HSTG), kicks off the second program in a series celebrating the 400th anniversary year of Henry Hudson’s 1609 arrival in New York Harbor. Read the rest of this entry »

America's Cup set for Valencia in February

In Get Wet, Maritime on November 10, 2009 at 8:58 pm

The next America’s Cup looks set to take place in the Spanish Mediterranean port of Valencia in February, after more than two years of legal wrangling over the conditions and venue for yachting’s most prestigious event. Read the rest of this entry »

East River Commuter Ferry Service Could Be Halted, Again

In Brooklyn, Get Wet, Maritime on November 5, 2009 at 11:26 pm

For almost two years, city officials have extolled a proposal for a five-borough network of ferries, an ambitious plan that the City Council speaker, Christine C. Quinn, said would make New York “a shining example of urban sustainability for cities all over the world.” Read the rest of this entry »

USS New York, built with steel from Twin Towers, sets sail on maiden voyage

In Get Wet, Maritime on November 2, 2009 at 8:16 pm

The USS New York, a new battleship built with steel from the World Trade Center, sailed into New York harbour today on its maiden voyage and delivered a 21-gun salute near Ground Zero. Read the rest of this entry »

Charting a new course

In Get Wet, Maritime, Region on October 22, 2009 at 3:22 pm

ABOARD THE JOHN J. HARVEY IN NEW YORK HARBOR – Up on deck, a group of inner-city kids – most have never before been on the Hudson River – squeal in delight, getting drenched by water. Read the rest of this entry »

Historic ship in Oyster Bay sold to Boston group

In Dive In, Maritime, Region on October 22, 2009 at 3:09 pm

After deteriorating for more than six years at the Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay, the historic Nantucket Lightship has been sold for $1 by the National Lighthouse Museum to a new nonprofit group in Boston that plans to move it there next month and restore it as a museum. Read the rest of this entry »