One of my favorite blogs, tugster: a waterblog has several great posts (here and here) about the current drydocking of the tall ship Peking of South Street Seaport fame. They include Will Van Dorp’s usual great photography including the interesting photo above.
Coincidently, below is a video about the Peking that I found on YouTube this morning. The subject of much of it is sail training pioneer Irving Johnson and, in fact, the majority of the footage was shot and narrated by Johnson. The host was the British polar explorer Duncan Carse and it appears to be part of an old BBC TV show.
If you have never seen this old footage of and by Johnson, watch because I promise you will be amazed.
NOTE (January 25, 2008): The below video is no longer available via YouTube due to a copyright claim by Mystic Seaport. The version that Mitchmiller123 posted on YouTube appeared to be different than Mystic version that I had previously watched although clearly the Irving Johnson footage and narration was the same. Seems a little short sighted to me.
I previously posted about Irving Johnson here.
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