Bowsprite: A New York Harbor Sketchbook

perfect for short sea shipping

Posted in chart, Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2011/02/14


Behold, our beautiful waterways!

Mannahatta is the little blip in red. This heart of ________________ (fill in the blank: culture, art, commerce, diversity, Sodom and Gomorrah)  has been nourished by the lifeblood that pulsates and surrounds it.

To the north runs the Hudson, up the incredible locks of the New York State and Champlain canals.

Westward are the indomitable salt marshes, the silting arteries of the Passaic and Hackensack, the very busy Kill van Kull and Arthur Kill, the Raritan river which once connected us to Delaware via a canal now long gone. (Here are those mules of TWIC card fame!)

The East river mingles with the Bronx River, and flows out into the mighty Long Island Sound and beyond. Or, runs inland as the Newtown Creek and the Gowanus. Out the Narrows, the waters flow through Jamaica Bay, Sandy Hook…and out to sea.

(the i ♥ waterbloggers post has been moved over here)

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  1. bowsprite said, on 2011/02/14 at 04:43

    these comments from friends are from the i ♥ waterbloggers post, which is here.
    This must be like walking into a party where everyone knows each other, if you are new. Which, it is: an online party! Welcome in! or welcome back.

  2. mageb said, on 2011/02/14 at 19:30

    I’m left a little speechless ….awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

    • bowsprite said, on 2011/02/15 at 02:06

      ah, Mage! you’re the springline! always there, ever ready!! (usually the first, on the schooner, anyway) xoxo c!

  3. Tillerman said, on 2011/02/14 at 19:39

    There are some naughty but nice Valentine candies at http://bursledonblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentine-cookies.html

  4. eastriver said, on 2011/02/14 at 21:53

    And we ALL heart Bowsprite!

    But do remember, dear, that those historically at sea were pining for there sweethearts ashore; and they happened to be all male… ’bout as far as I go with art history!

    • bowsprite said, on 2011/02/15 at 01:17

      pining ashore, pining at sea
      only every other week, the two might meet!

  5. Joe Rouse said, on 2011/02/14 at 22:24
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  6. Joe Rouse said, on 2011/02/14 at 22:27

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

  7. Baydog said, on 2011/02/15 at 00:04

    What Joe said, I think. It’s usually something to do with rum.

  8. Vagabonde said, on 2011/03/17 at 20:56

    You say that Manhattan is the little red blip. Amazing. Such vibrant life in a little blip. I think those big Manhattan bank CEOs should look at this blip and try to see where they fit in it, it could make them feel smaller – maybe?


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