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Capt. Jonathan Boulware, South Street Seaport Museum’s interim president since 2013, has been named the museum’s new executive director, posts Metropolis, Wall Street Journal’s blog.

Capt. Jonathan Boulware. Photo via South Street Seaport Museum


Capt. Boulware took on the daunting role of interim president in 2013 when the Museum of the City of New York’s custodialship of the struggling museum ended, after Hurricane Sandy flooded Schermerhorn Row along with much of Lower Manhattan.

South Street Seaport, Detroit Photographic Company, circa 1897-1924 via wikipedia


The announcement is expected Saturday April 25, 2015, to coincide with the South Street Seaport Museum’s “Opening Day” (11am-6pm) with a scavenger hunt, live performances and ship tours hosted by dozens of dedicated staff and volunteers.

Photo montage via South Street Seaport Museum


The Working Harbor Committee family would like to express our congratulations to Capt. Boulware on his appointment. Under his leadership, we look forward to the South Street Seaport Museum and their mainstay fleet of historic ships, educating and delighting many generations to come.

Read the Metropolis Wall Street Journal blog post here…

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

Photo by Ingfbruno via wikipedia

City Officials announced yesterday that the Staten island ferry will be upgraded with federal funding allocated to storm resiliency. In addition to upgrading and floodproofing terminals and landings, two new ferry boats will be added to the fleet. [Staten Island Advance]


Photo by Lee Cannon via wikipedia


The two new boats will replace the two oldest boats currently in service. Sadly that means we soon will be saying goodbye to my favorite Staten Island Ferry boat, MV John F. Kennedy, that has plied the waters between Manhattan and Staten Island since the 1960’s.

The new boats will be built to operate better under storm conditions and will carry around 4,500 passengers.


Photo via wikipedia

Staten Island Advance: The Staten Island Ferry fleet will be updated as part of a $255.4 million resiliency project developed in response to Hurricane Sandy.

Two new storm-resilient boats will be included in the project, along with floodproofing for both the Manhattan and Staten Island ferry terminals and upgrades to landings citywide. The funds will be used to modernize the ferry fleet and landings after Hurricane Sandy highlighted the need for a resiliency overhaul.


Photo by Ingfbruno via wikipedia

The new ferries will replace older boats, such as the 33-year-old Barberi and Newhouse, and the 50-year-old John F. Kennedy. They will be on the normal ferry rotation schedule, not just for storm use.

Read more from  the Staten Island Advance here…

by Mai Armstrong for Working Harbor Committee

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