Bowsprite: A New York Harbor Sketchbook

lost and forlorn!

Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2013/06/20

Where is the Colgate Clock???

It was there yesterday when I was sketching in North Cove. Looking carefully at my photos though, I see it was being lowered away like a ventian blind.

And today, it is GONE!

dondeclock?

Years of hearing over VHF: “…(name of tug), turning around at the Clock, headed for the Gate…” “…(ship name,) southbound off the Clock…” “…hey, Cap, we’re the unit at the Clock, northbound, where you headed?”
We are lost. Lost, I say.

colgateripphoto: Gerry Weinstein

Thank you, Margot. ChickenLittleitis hit. This just up, I’ll be monitoring that void on the shore.

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  1. margot jacqz said, on 2013/06/20 at 09:42

    Being Refurbished

  2. Jeffrey Anzevino said, on 2013/06/20 at 09:46

    I truly hope it is only being fixed or cleaned and will be replaced soon. it is an iconoic landmark!

  3. chiefuscg said, on 2013/06/20 at 09:52

    Very sad, Will miss seeing the clock I’m spite it was normally only right twice a day. True was a landmark and used for reference by many.

  4. bluebrightly said, on 2013/06/20 at 22:47

    Amazing that they’re preserving it!

  5. Miguel said, on 2013/06/21 at 16:39

    Saints preserve us.

  6. tugster said, on 2013/06/22 at 07:32

    my mother first arrived in the US–her adoptive country– via the sixth boro and the ship Nieuw Amsterdam in 1949. all her life she mentioned TWO sights she saw in the last few miles of the journey: the Statue and the Clock with the toothpaste tube. i wonder how many others have such a vivid first impression created by a magnificent piece of advertising. when i see the clock, i think of the impression it made on a 21-year-old immigrant

  7. vagabonde said, on 2013/06/23 at 21:00

    I do hope they are refurbishing it – it’s difficult and sad to lose a landmark.

  8. mageb said, on 2013/06/24 at 10:01

    I prefer to believe that the clock will return. Perhaps a closer recon trip would be useful.


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