happy july! happy city of water day!

Posted in 6th boro, brooklyn, Queen Mary 2 by bowsprite on 2010/07/08

Happy summer everyone! this blog will be taking July off, back in August. Events abound on the 6th boro! MWA’s City of Water Day is July 24. Portside and many other organizations, along with our working flotilla of schooners, sloops, cruising vessels, ferries and water taxis will be out in force. If you have a happening on the water or waterfront this month, feel free to add it on…

Coastal Tanker Mary A. Whalen, 1938

Length: 172ft


Ocean Liner RMS Queen Mary 2 , 2003

Length: 1,132 ft (345 m)
Beam: 135 ft (41 m) waterline,
 147.5 ft (45.0 m) extreme (bridge wings)
Height: 236.2 ft (72.0 m) keel to funnel 
Draught: 33 ft (10.1 m)
Propulsion: Four 21.5 MW Rolls-Royce/Alstom “Mermaid” electric propulsion pods:
2 fixed and 2 azimuthing
Speed: 29.62 knots (54.86 km/h; 34.09 mph)[6]
Capacity: 3,056 passengers
Crew: 1,253 officers and crew


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  1. Buck said, on 2010/07/08 at 11:55

    Happy July, stay cool!

  2. Vagabonde said, on 2010/07/08 at 21:49

    I was just looking at my pictures of the Queen Mary but the close ups are not good, just the ones I took at a distance in Long Beach – your drawing is better. Have a great time in July and bring back some drawings of what you saw.

  3. Mage Bailey said, on 2010/07/09 at 09:06

    July off? What are we going to do without your wit or timely news. Gosh!

    RYN: Thanks so very much for your caring comment. I spent years ruining my skin, and I have no idea what prompted me to hang that skin out for the world to see. In an effort to preserve what epidermis I have left, doctor’s have peeled me, have chemicaled me, and have burned me to a crisp. I still look like an advertisement for staying out of the sun so perhaps that’s a secondary motive for putting that up on the web. Personally, I am not brave and confess I was horrified to see that image.

    You have a great month off. Don’t hide your face while you are gone. I’ll add lipstick to mine. 🙂

  4. tugster said, on 2010/07/09 at 11:55

    hail marys!! greets from the salish sea.

  5. […] Hail!   Marys of the Atlantic Basin.  See bowsprite’s adorable rendering here. […]

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