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New York, New York

June 17, 2015

Captain’s log     Day 18 Thursday June 11th

Sorry I’m so late writing my log, but I left this morning at 6:30 and anchored at 4:30. 10 hours and 80 miles, I was almost falling asleep at the helm. I needed a well deserved Captain’s nap. Good thing Wilma (my woman over board drill blow-up doll) was there to assist the captain. This will be tomorrow’s log.

So, so, sad. All good things must come to an end. Say good bye to my faithful crew. I will miss them.

image4I will really miss them. Oops, wrong picture.

image5That’s better.  “I’m so sad and lonely”

Dropped them off at 2:00 at Flushing Meadows, NY at the entrance of the World Fair. It lasted 2 seasons from April thru October 1964, and April thru October 1965. The theme was a 12 story stainless steel model of the earth called the Unisphere. It still proudly still stands today.

If you look really hard, it is in the background of the park. Sorry, my Ipad does not have a zoom lens. Anyway, admission was $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for kids from 2 -12. The fair took place right before the turbulent years of Vietnam Nam & the struggle of the Civil Right movement. Hey, let’s not forget Captains Bob’s favorite hippy revolution “Hey dude, don’t bogart that dubie” Love Peace & Rock & Roll. Ya baby that’s what I’m talking about the 60’s…


My crew left at 2:00 for their hotel and off to LaGuardia airport, located minuets from Flushing, the next day. That’s when I called it quits, and anchored for the night. Nice view. I woke up at 5:45am and peeked out my stateroom, and there they were, Paula and the Doctor saying did you check the oil are we ready to go. It was just my imagination, Yahoo! I ended up staying at anchor all day till 3:00pm and cleaned the Miami Mermaid. I pulled anchored reluctantly, I was by myself, and good old Cabin Boy Bob was intimidated. Well, at that point I put on my Captain’s hat and all of the sudden there stood Captain Bob at the helm. Yo ho ho, and away I go. I had the right tide behind me and was doing 11 MPH for two and a half hours. I anchored in Greenwich, CT

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, the grand finale of our trip. We were so excited, we could not wait to take off from Sandy Hook. After that 14-hour the day before, let’s get under way!

First we went by Coney Island and the George Washington bridge.



Rikers Island Stars & Stripes without the Stars just stripes

Amazing, right across from Rikers Island, look closely a real live prison ship. Looks spooky.

That’s all folks. Good night
Sea Ya
Captain Bob