Three Ships in Town for the 4th of July
Happy Fourth of July!!!
Beautiful three masted ships, the Bounty and Bel Espoir II are now at Pier 66 on North River. If you go to 26th street, and walk west towards the Hudson River and sit at the outdoor pier cafe for lunch right next to these lovely ships, it might look like this.
Above the escutcheon of the Bounty are golden carvings of the sun, flanked on either side by cornucopias (horns of plenty), with fruits and flowers spilling off to port and starboard.
Bel Espoir, a ship of ‘good hope’ or ‘beautiful hope’ and good vibes.
The Portuguese Navy Sail Training Ship Sagres is docked at Passenger Ship Terminal, pier 84, on 44th street, directly across from the Intrepid.
Also seen: the Dutch ketch Saeftinge and the A. J. Meerwald.