3 results for month: 11/2017

From the SOS mailbox

Re: Ambrose Channel Lightship My father was a sailor — a  bona fide Greek sailor who helped his father skipper their 104-foot schooner to distribute merchandise from the Port of Piraeus to the various Cycladic and Sporadic Islands. After World War II he became an American merchant mariner, a job he did for over 30 years.  He worked for all the major American shipping lines and their vessels.  A short trip was 3 weeks; a long one 6 months. I remember when I was a very little girl, before I knew the names of any ships, my father would say to me, "When we are returning, I know I am home when I see the lights of the Ambrose Lightship."...


This brief is part of the WHY WE FIGHT FOR THE SOUTH STREET SEAPORT series, to inform the public about the struggle to keep the Seaport historic in the face of commercial pressure. Here’s why we fight to preserve  the Lightship Ambrose. ONE OF THE best-known vessels at South Street Seaport Museum is USLV No. 87/WAL-512, more commonly known as the Lightship AMBROSE. This National Historic Landmark vessel is arguably the most celebrated lightship in American history, due to her role as the very first ship to mark the entrance to the Ambrose Channel, the deep-water passage into New York harbor for ships from around the globe. Beginning ...

SOS Public Meeting November 28

The next public meeting of Save Our Seaport will be on Tuesday, November 28. Guest Speaker: New York State Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou Meeting will be in the Southbridge Towers Community Meeting Room (just north of Squire’s Diner) 90 Beekman Street 6:30 PM Please join us Download the meeting flyer.