Peking. Photo by Justass via Wikipedia (CC 3.0)

 

The future of Peking has been confirmed.

She has been spared from the scrap heap, and will be returning to her homeport of Hamburg, Germany where she will be lovingly restored and cared for.

 

Peking was bought by the South Street Seaport Museum in the mid-1970’s. Photo by Ximena via flickr (CC 2.0)

 

The announcement from the South Street Seaport Museum is read with tinge of sorrow, as we will say goodbye to the familiar icon that has been moored downtown for most New Yorkers lives.

But Peking will live on to become a revered and important feature in Hamburg, where she was built in 1911.

 

Wavertree. Photo by Andy C via Wikipedia (CC 3.0)

 

Peking will make her journey across the Atlantic sometime in the spring. The SSSM hopes the timing of her departure will coordinate with the return of Wavertree, which is currently undergoing an $11M restoration at Caddell’s.

 

Farewell Peking. Photo by Jim Henderson via wikipedia

 

The New York Times has written an article about the announcement, you can read more about Peking’s impending return to Germany, here…

 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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