I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Where-To-Go-Wednesday The South Street Seaport's Street of Ships

We were given free tickets to the South Street Seaport Museum for review purposes. Any and all opinions here are our own.


What: The South Street Seaport's Street of Ships

Where: South Street Seaport
             Pier 16
             New York, NY

Who: All ages

When: Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM Weather Permitting


Me- The Wavertree and the Lightship Ambrose are ships you can visit at the South Street Seaport. The Wavertree is a cargo ship. There is not really a tour, you can just explore by yourself. You can visit a lot of rooms on the ship. We got to see the cargo hold below the ship. You cannot just visit that part by yourself, you have to be taken down by somebody who works there. There was a lot of space in the cargo hold. I was surprised by how big it was. It was huge! The Ambrose is a lightship. It is like a lighthouse on the water. If you want to visit the Lightship Ambrose, you have to take a tour. We saw pipes where the crew could keep in contact with each other. We saw bunks. They looked very thin and not very comfortable.We also saw a lot more on both ships. Both ships  were interesting in their own ways and worth a visit.


Mom - A ticket to the South Street Seaport Museum includes a free visit to the Street of Ships. The Street of Ships includes The schooners, Pioneer and Lettie G. Howard; the tugboat, W.O. Decker; the cargo ship, Wavertree; and the Lightship Ambrose. The schooner Pioneer offers charters and special sails including family ecology sails which have concluded for the season but will return in 2020. The Lettie G. Howard is currently offering cruises out of Erie, PA in collaboration with the Erie Maritime Museum. The W.O. Decker is currently offering an expanded season of cruises which will run through October 13, 2019. Neither the Wavertree nor the Lightship Ambrose offers cruises. However, they can both by visited at the South Street Seaport. The Wavertree  is a cargo ship that was bulit in 1885. It circled the world 4 times. It can currently be explored at your leisure Wednesdays through Sundays between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM. It is also available to be rented as a venue for events. The Lightship Ambrose was a floating lighthouse whose job it was to guide ships from the Atlantic Ocean into Coney Island, New York or Sandy Hook, New Jersey. It was built in 1907. The Lightship Ambrose is also open Wednesdays through Sundays but only for guided tours. Tours are offered several times a day between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Both ships have a very unique and interesting history. It is very fascinating to visit these ships and learn about them.


And that's our view.

For more information about the Wavertree, visit https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/visit/street-of-ships/wavertree.

For more about the Lightship Ambrose, visit https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/visit/street-of-ships/lightship-ambrose.

Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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