Aerial photo © 2011 Jonathan Atkin

Monday, September 19, 2011
5:15 – 7:30pm

A Waterside View of the  Queen Elizabeth

Then Escort the Luxury Liner AIDAluna out of the Harbor and more

The Zephyr will depart from Pier 16 in the South Street Seaport at 5:15pm and will first take us to see a waterside view of the Queen Elizabeth. Bill Miller, renowned ocean liner expert, will talk about life on board the transatlantic ship and discuss the piers, docks, cargo and history of the ocean liners of the past.Then we will accompany the AIDAluna as she leaves the port and heads out to sea. Maritime photographer and licensed captain Jonathan Atkin will join us as we hear a special harbor salute horn blast for OHNY. Representatives from Sandy Hook Pilots will explain what takes place on the AIDAluna bridge as she maneuvers through the harbor into open waters.

The tour will then head to the Battery, past Governor’s Island and into the Erie Basin. We will learn from historian Betsy Haggerty, former editor of Offshore Magazine, about the history of the Basin and the Erie Canal while enjoying beautiful views of the New York City harbor bridges at sunset.

Confirmation emails with meeting location details and directions will be sent shortly after purchase of your ticket. If you have any further questions, please email: events@ohny.org.

Tickets to this event are non-refundable. Should you not be able to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to openhousenewyork and is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Purchase tickets here.

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