Sea History 092 - Spring 2000

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Celeb_rate the Fourth of July 2ooO w~th NMHS and OpSail in New York Harbor!

We've chartered the Staten Island ferryboat John F. Kennedy to view OpSail's Parade of Sail in New York Harbor. Join fellow members to watch this historic event and hear our commentator discuss the tall ships from around the world as they pass. Bring your binoculars and camera! We'll board at Slip 6 at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island, from about 7 to 8AM and will leave for our assigned station in time for the Parade of Sail, now expected to begin at 10AM. Our return to the terminal depends on the time the last ship of the parade passes our station, probably about 3PM. All times are approximate and will be confirmed when we send out the tickets. The Coast Guard will

have the final say on harbor traffic. Transportation and parking information will be mailed with the tickets. Tickets are $125 for members of NMHS or $150 for the general public. * There will be a concession stand selling a variety of breakfast food, snacks and luncheon food along with hamburgers, hot dogs, coffee, soda and other fare. Passengers may bring their own lunch, but alcoholic bev-

erages may not be brought aboard. There will be a cash bar from which drinks may be purchased. Souvenirs of OpSail, NMHS merchandise and books will be for sale on board. There are no reduced rates for children and tickets are non-refundable. Tickets will be mailed to you and will not be held or sold at the gate, so please order early.

To order by credit card call: 1-800-221-NMHS (6647) Or send your check or money order made out to "NMHS" to:

NATIONAL MARITIME HISTORICAL SOCIETY-Ferry PO Box 68 Peekskill NY 10566

* $50 is the cost of the event; the rest of the price is a tax-deductible contribution. There is limited handicap accessibility; please let us know in advance so provisions can be made.