A Fine Day for a Sail

BHB Photo by C. Scales

Clipper City is a 1984 replica of an 1854 vintage schooner built to haul cargo on the Great Lakes. This is her second summer taking passengers on cruises in New York Harbor, departing from Pier 17 at South Street Seaport. She can often be seen from the Promenade (from which the above photo was taken today) while leaving or approaching her dock.

Cruises on Clipper City can be booked through Manhattan by Sail’s website, which also shows the daily sailing schedule, or by calling 212-619-0907. Fares start at $39 for adults, $35 for seniors, and $17 for children under 12.

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  • robert

    do you know how i can book a trip on that beautiful boat?

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

    Robert: thanks for asking. I’ve added the information to the post.

  • T.K. Small

    This is a great picture and I will bring it to the attention of my 87-year-old father. I am sure he would appreciate going out for a sail. As a teenager in the 1930s, he and his father built a replica of Joshua Slocum’s Spray. You might say “saltwater runs in his veins”!

  • crice

    And what about our own 19th century “Pioneer” the 110 foot schooner of the South Street Seaport Museum that has been running harbor tours for years? I have observed that it uses all its sails to move and not just some for show, which is often the case for the Clipper City.