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Ship Shop at 14 Fulton Street

Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2013/12/20

Happy Holidaze to you all, Friends! good health, good cheer. Big Albany-bound ships and CGC Juniper that I want to draw all steamed north as I bike to work at:

14 Fulton Street of the South Street Seaport Museum

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Voila
, the Ship Shop   Open everyday 11 – 7pm until Christmas Eve.

Sign by Sal Polisi, Wood Carver, located at 207 Water Street

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Who can spot the glaring error in the decor? I made and printed the flags, punched holes, strung them up, and they are for sale. Made in NYC in a New York minute.

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Fun with string and wood: ratlines made in NYC, all driftwood found on the KVK.

In the shop are the beautiful necklaces of Gather No Wood; Michelle named her shop after a sign on a hiking trail in Utah. Sea Tiger jewelry is made by two sisters who combed New York city beaches for shells.
Scarves by Elments4InspirdLivng, knits and felt-covered soaps by Nuna Knits, tableware by IVY, prints of Naima Rauam and Blowspittle are featured. Put in your order for Gary Kane and Tugster’s Graves of the Arthur Kill, Rick Spillman’s Hell Around the Horn, and Peter and Norma Stanford’s A Dream of Tall Ships.

Also in stock, the 2014 Ships of New York Harbor tea towels, printed in New York on Irish linen, aye. “Womenly, yes, but men like them, too.” Good for the engine room by 2015.

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Mike Weiss showed me a photo of crew shoveling snow off Pioneer, and I was jealous. Well, look for me in the Ship Shop, the one in the clean, underused Carhatts. Hope to see you there (I am there everyday except Saturday, 11H to 15H). All sales help support the South Street Seaport Museum: her six ships, one barge, historic buildings and maritime collections. Thank you very much!

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  1. walt stevens said, on 2013/12/20 at 11:31

    MMMM…….. Juniper, the Berry that gives Gin its Great Flavor!
    Merry Christmas to All, and lets hope for a Better 2014!
    walt

  2. D Merritt said, on 2013/12/20 at 14:43

    Happy Holidays Christina!

  3. o docker said, on 2013/12/21 at 03:42

    With the nautical shop so deserted,
    Where’s the harm if some rum is diverted?
    With each flag our girl lashed
    Went a tot down the hatch.
    Ask not why her K’s are inverted.

    • bowsprite said, on 2013/12/21 at 09:30

      Passed over by Coast Guard,
      Rejected by Navy,
      Never to hang over
      Horse Cock with Gravy,
      All of these flags, with no where to go,
      Half-price off! they are still nice and wavy.

      …and, if there was any rum in the shop, do you think it would be deserted?!
      (memo to board: Ship Shop Happy Hour.)

  4. tugster said, on 2013/12/21 at 16:42

    even sans rum, the shop makes for some spirited conversation, as i discovered yesterday afternoon. i hope you keep the shop running well into 2014.

  5. mageb said, on 2013/12/22 at 17:51

    And what a great present to us out here in the big wide world with empty ports.

  6. Bonnie K. Frogma said, on 2013/12/24 at 23:17

    Merry Christmas Ms. B! So sorry I’ll miss the boat er I mean the ship er I mean the shop, the shop!

  7. co said, on 2013/12/30 at 10:58

    We were JUST there! Rushing to the bus after a really long day, we saw the museum! OK next time!

  8. Michael said, on 2013/12/30 at 11:01

    Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, may you break out the paints soon!

  9. mageb said, on 2013/12/31 at 19:29

    Happy new year dear you. Hope your sales and your adventures are wonderful this coming year.


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