The Nantucket Clipper at New York City's Chelsea Pier 62

Sailing aboard the Nantucket Clipper
May 12 to May 22 2006

Built in 1984 in Jeffersonville, Indiana, the U.S.-flaged Nantucket Clipper measures 207 feet long, 37 feet wide, and has a draft of eight feet, making it ideally suited for cruising shallow waterways.

The Nantucket Clipper, newly acquired by Cruise West is still the same pleasant, gracious and comfortable vessel she has been for the four times we have sailed with her.

This collection of photographs, not a duplication of previous photographs, were taken on our fourth cruise. This cruise is the reverse itinerary of the cruise we took in October 2003 (see photos), with the addition of a new port of call, Cape May, NJ.

12-13 May - Alexandria, VA

View up the Potomac to the District of Columbia and the United States Capitol
Early morning on the Potomac

14 May - Southbound on the Potomac River

Sunrise on the lower Potomac
Smith Point Light (1897)
Thimble Shoal Light (1914)

15 May - Norfolk, VA

"We give you our deaths...give them their meaning." Archibald MacLeish

Armed Forces Memorial, Town Point, Norfolk, VA
Three of the 20 letters cast in bronze...
USNS Kanawha brought in by two Moran tugs

16-17 May - Chesapeake Bay - St. Michaels and Tilghman Island, MD

Thomas Point Shoal Light (1875)

The sturdy and graceful workboats of the Chesapeake Bay - the wooden Skipjacks are almost only a memory. In the 1970s there were many still sailing the Bay. Skipjacks in City Dock, Annapolis. Photographed in 1972.

Aboard the Skipjack Rebecca T Ruark
Restoration of an aging Skipjack - Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Osprey on the nest in Eastern Bay
Bloody Point Light (1882)
Evening light on the Chesapeake Bay bridge

18 May - Delaware Bay and Cape May, NJ

Fourteen Foot Bank Light (1888)
Nantucket Clipper docking At Cape May, NJ
A Cape May String Band Welcome

19 May - New York Harbor and the Hudson River

Sandy Hook Light (1764)
Romer Shoal Light (1898)
West Bank (range front) Light (1901)
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
New York Harbor during storm
Dark sky over the Tappan Zee bridge
North of West Point, NY - Bannerman's Island

20 May - Kingston, NY

Sunrise on Rondout Creek - Kingston, NY
North River Tugboat Museum - PA RR barge and Dry Dock
North River Tugboat Museum - Tug Susan Elizabeth
North River Tugboat Museum - Tug K Whittelsey
North River Tugboat Museum - Steam Tug Catawissa
North River Tugboat Museum - Tug Frances Turecamo

21 May - East River and New York Harbor

East River
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from New York Harbor
Lower manhattan - Chelsea Piers

Aboard the Nantucket Clipper sailing from New York to Virginia - Fall 2003

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