Bowsprite

Wavertree on the KVK

Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2015/06/05

Thank you to Bjoern and Erik of New York Media Boat and Tugster of the 6th Boro!
Hooray for the South St Seaport Museum and Wavertree.

Read Tugster’s recounting of the epic journey Part I here and Part II here. It was a beautiful ride through the harbor with the majestic Wavertree, with some of our friends onboard and some accompanying her along the way.

Thomas J. Brown pushes Wavertree towards Caddell’s Dry Dock & Repair. The poor, elegant Bayonne Bridge is the background, getting a roadbed lift.

And, as I started to draw, it began to rain…

wavertreehaul

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  1. tugster said, on 2015/06/06 at 05:45

    rain was “cosmic intervention,” a way to say your sketch/paint pad already had JUST the perfect suggestion of detail. a beautiful rendering. time to turn the page and work there until the cosmos again speaks. eh?

  2. reidbsprague.net said, on 2015/06/06 at 17:20

    Bowsprite,

    Her topmasts are down, eh? Wish I could have seen her. Are you still in NY? We’re lucky! God bless you.

  3. Christine Van Lenten said, on 2015/06/07 at 07:06

    Christina dear, your posts are always, always, a refreshing breath of salty fresh air. Love this one, and the links. Thanks so much! xxx

    From: “Bowsprite: A New York Harbor Sketchbook” Reply-To: “Bowsprite: A New York Harbor Sketchbook” Date: Friday, June 5, 2015 at 11:01 PM To: Christine Van Lenten Subject: [New post] Wavertree on the KVK

    WordPress.com bowsprite posted: “Thank you to Bjoern and Erik of New York Media Boat and Tugster of the 6th Boro! Hooray for the South St Seaport Museum and Wavertree. Read Tugster’s recounting of the epic journey Part I here and Part II here. It was a beautiful ride through the harb”

  4. mageb said, on 2015/06/18 at 17:42

    Rain always helps when you are using watercolors. Yes, fresh no matter what. 🙂

  5. mageb said, on 2015/06/23 at 10:36

    She’s marvelous. I loved the picture of you on Tugster’s blog. You can catch a tiny glimpse of the Star of India behind the bulker in my header image. 🙂

  6. Rembert said, on 2015/06/24 at 13:50

    Having been in Jakartas old harbor until just now, your watercolour evokes wishful memories of other, completely unnostalgic, vehicles. To a landlubber Wavertree looks like the mother of all those “Pinisi”, pressing their bows on the quay of Sunda Kelapa, the dutch harbor of western Java.

    Ship builders used more advanced material already more than a hundred years, but Pinisi are still made of wood. However, they are real workhorses, which supply a vast island kingdom with cement, motorbikes and even computers. I can only recommend everybody, gallivanting through this still a little bit remote part of the world, to visit its quaint working harbor.

    Btw: You will not only meet ships, that seem to belong to a former century and rats, that show a rather laid-back attitude. But also nice girls on very old-fashioned bikes, who seem to have been hit (with their bikes and broad straw hats and long clothing) by jet sprays in pink, brightest red or bottle-green. Yes, local tourism discovered the place, but it is a nice kontrapunkt to the sometimes gloomy scenery.


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