Sea History 041 - Autumn 1986

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Yankee Clipper's Wavertree Room The Yankee Clipper, one of South Street Seaport 's finest restaurants , recently dedicated an opulently refurbished room to honor the historic Wavertree , a tall ship now berthed just outside the restaurant's multipaned windows . The dedication of the Wavertree Room goes beyond its physical proximity to its namesake, however, for the room actually once served as the office of Baker, Carver & Morrell, general agents who represented the Wavertree in the

1800s. Seen left in the photo right is the President of the National Maritime Historic Society, Peter Stanford , presenting a commemorative print of the Wavertree which will serve as a focal point of the restaurant to Patrick Cooney, owner of the Yankee Clipper. Mr. Cooney, also a devotee of historic vessels , acquired the building as a gutted shell in 1982. Its interior has been entirely hand-fitted with solid oak panels, brass, leaded glass, antique fixtures and nautical embellishments throughout. The building was saved due to the National Maritime Historic Society's campaign to have it granted landmark status in 1972, as the only full-granite building of its genre remaining in lower Manhattan. Mr. Stanford indicated, " We regard it as a museum of its own." The room , according to Mr. Cooney, is intended not only to honor the Wavertree, but the scores of volunteers working tirelessly year-round to restore the ship and its many counterparts at the South Street Seaport .

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~~to by Jerry Rosen, courtesy Port Authority of NY & NJ.




- VIA PORT OF NY-NJ, March 1986

Corporate events in the grand style and elegant private affairs can be arranged aboard our traditionally-styled boats sailing out of South Street Seaport.

Pier 16, South Street Seaport Museum, New York, NY 10038 Telephone: 212 406-3434 SEA HISTORY , AUTUMN 1986