Tall Ship Visits Brooklyn

The German training barque Gorch Fock is docked at Pier 7, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. Her near sister, the U.S. Coast Guard training ship Eagle, is docked across the East River at Pier 17, South Street Seaport, and can be seen from the Promenade. Eagle was originally German, and was taken by the U.S. as a prize at the conclusion of World War Two.  

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  • http://tugster.wordpress.com will vandorp

    nice pic. i shot the vessel from the water side yesterday. how do you get to the location you foto’d this from?

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales


    Just walk to the foot of Atlantic Avenue. It extends as a stub to about 100′ from the landward end of the slip between Piers 6 and 7. There’s a high chain-link fence protecting the dock area, but I slid my camera lens through one of the openings in the fence.

    I love Tugster!

  • Bill

    October 10. This early afternoon, on the last sail of the season, while proceeding toward the Verrazano Bridge, I and our friends aboard the s/v Blue Eyes, had one of the rare pleasures of seeing the Gorch Fock under sail proceeding out of the harbor toward the open Atlantic on a course of 145 degrees.

    We were able to visually follow her for a long time till she was hull-down and lost from sight. Unexpectedly meeting such a ship at sea is one of those events that will stand out in this old sailors memory for a long, long, time. I hope the smooth seas and following winds will remain with her always, as she had them today.

    Bill Rugg on s/v BLUE EYES