A 52-Week Photo Journey

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Week 27 – #15. Line From A Song

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As I walked out on Pier 15 in lower Manhattan, I spotted the sailing vessel, Wavertree, and anybody who has ever listened to Jimmy Buffet will understand why I began singing a “line from a song” entitled, “Son Of A Son Of A Sailor.”  (Click here and I’ll bet you will begin singing too.)   Ship Information: It was launched in 1885 in Southhampton.  It is 325 feet (99 m) long including spars and 263 feet (80 m) on deck. The ship is the largest remaining wrought iron vessel. Initially it was used for transporting jute from east India to Scotland,  and then was involved in the tramp trade. In 1947 it was converted into a sand barge, and in 1968 it was acquired by the South Street Seaport Museum. In 1978 the ship was entered in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Author: tnwaltz

A true Southerner, I was born in Georgia but lived most of my adult life in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2001, my husband and I retired and moved to beautiful Sarasota, FL. We quickly realized that we were not retirement material and could not play golf two or three times a week so we got our real estate licenses and affiliated with Coldwell Banker on Longboat Key. My love for photography is very beneficial to me when photographing interiors and exteriors of the homes we list. Other than photography, I have a keen interest in genealogy and golf (whenever I can find the spare time from our real estate practice).

3 thoughts on “Week 27 – #15. Line From A Song

  1. I wonder if it ever sailed to Dundee Scotland. Dundee is where I grew up and Jute was one of the three businesses, Jam, Jute and Journalism that Dundee was famous for. Sadly there is no jute mills there now.

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  2. night shot is a good choice for this.

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