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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

American flags decorate the headstones of service members at the Quantico National Cemetery. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Daniel J. McLain (RELEASED) via wikipedia


Today marks Veterans Day, and I would like to take the opportunity to thank all veterans for their bravery, commitment and service.

A special salute for my grandfather, father, uncles and cousins who served during WWI and WWII, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, as well as Afghanistan and Iraq.


Merchant ship carrying mail from the United States to combat troops in war zone, ties up at a port in Korea during the Korean War. Photo via wikipedia


And also for my merchant mariner grandfather and grandmother, who transported much-needed cargo and supplies to our forces through many conflict zones in the 1950’s – 1970’s.


Photo by © Andrew Dunn via wikipedia (CC 2.0)


If not for these brave men and women, I would not be enjoying the life I lead today.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.


by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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