Sea History 042 - Winter 1986-1987

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Above, Chile's Esmeralda (left) Norway's S¢rlandet (center) and Colombia's Gloria joining the parade of sail off Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in the soft light of morning , July 4, 1986. Photo, Allison Paine. At left, the lightship which served off Nantucket Island from 1936 to 1975 has been restored by Nantucket Lightship Preservation, Inc. She is now berthed at the Charlestown Navy Yard near Boston, Massa chusetts. Photo, Lincoln Paine. At right, just north of the George Washington Bridge, the crew aboard Spain's Juan Sebastian de Elcano scramble aloft to furl sail. Photo , Allison Paine. The parade of ships included a fleet of thirty-six Dutch leeboard sloops. At left, the boats move out to take their place in the parade off Gravesend Bay . This photo was taken from the Breehom , built in 1899. At lower left, their rich ornamentation includes a lion on the rudderhead. Photos by Melissa Sutphen. From the Elissa 's foredeck (at lower right), Lady Liberty (seen between the bobstays), Venezuela's Simon Bolivar, Philadelphia' s Gazela of Philadelphia and the USS John F. Kennedy (far right) partake in the magical occasion, along with a spectator fleet numbering in the thousands. Photo, Norma Stanford.