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Volume 1, Issue 8, September 23, 2016
September has been a busy month. I taught a writing workshop and am editing my next novel. This newsletter only features one historic site: the tall ship Wavertree at the South Street Seaport Museum. She will be the subject of much celebration this week. My article in the Recent Articles section offers something about her history. Next month, the newsletter format will be back to normal: two featured places and more recent articles.

Cynthia Collins
Cynthia Collins  
Tall Ship Wavertree
Following a $13 million restoration, the tall ship Wavertree returns to the South Street Seaport Museum in lower Manhattan, September 24, 2016. She is expected to arrive between 3 and 6 pm at Pier 16.

Wavertree (1885)On September 29, there will be a gala welcome home reception for supporters complete with music, hors d'oeuvres and drinks. This will also serve to highlight the ship's educational opportunities. Captain Jonathan Boulware, the executive director of the museum, will give a tour of the ship.

New York City has a rich maritime history. The "Street of Ships" as South Street was once called was lined with sailing ships arriving and departing with goods and people from all over the world. Wavertree is a visual image of the past, her history is one of adventure and survival, and her restoration provides inspiration and hope for her future.

Recent Articles...

Tall Ship Wavertree: Flagship of South Street Seaport Museum Comes Home

Tall ship WavertreeThe tall ship Wavertree (1885) returns to her berth at the South Street Seaport Museum, Pier 16, on September 24, 2016, following an extensive restoration. This full-rigged sailing ship was one of the last large wrought iron sailing vessels ever built and is the last survivor of her kind. ... Continue reading-->

The Unicorn Tree
The Unicorn Tree by Cynthia Collins

A teenage girl whose brother is lost at sea –

The diary of a nineteenth-century woman –

And the special place that binds them…

For reviews, excerpts, and summary, see

Ghost story and maritime adventure...
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Photo credits: Wavertree: courtesy of George P. Landow.

All articles in this newsletter are by Cynthia Collins. The featured historic site section contains general information. The other articles may not be reprinted without written permission. Subscriber lists are not sold or given to any third parties and historic sites are not charged for being featured. To suggest historic sites for future issues, request article reprint permission, or any comments/questions regarding this newsletter, please contact Cynthia Collins.
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