THE LOST NEWPORT WATERFRONT

EGAN'S LAUNDRY SIGN
EGAN’S LAUNDRY SIGN
FISHING FLEET
FISHING FLEET
FROM THE FERRY 2
FROM THE FERRY 2
FROM THE FERRY
FROM THE FERRY
LOOKING NORTH FROM THE MASTHEAD
LOOKING NORTH FROM THE MASTHEAD
LOOKING NORTHEAST FROM THE MASTHEAD
LOOKING NORTHEAST FROM THE MASTHEAD
LOOKING NORTHWEST FROM WELLINGTON
LOOKING NORTHWEST FROM WELLINGTON
SPAR SHED AT WILLIAMS & MANCHESTER SHIPYARD
SPAR SHED AT WILLIAMS & MANCHESTER SHIPYARD
BANNISTER'S WHARF
BANNISTER’S WHARF
UNDER THE DOCKS BY PERROTTI PARK
UNDER THE DOCKS BY PERROTTI PARK
WILLIAMS & MANCHESTER SHIPYARD
WILLIAMS & MANCHESTER SHIPYARD
WILLIE AT NEWPORT SHIPYARD
WILLIE AT NEWPORT SHIPYARD
ON THE DOCKS
ON THE DOCKS

PAUL MILLER OF THE NEWPORT PRESERVATION SOCIETY SPOKE AT IYRS ABOUT NEWPORT LOST; THE CHANGES OVER TIME TO THE CITY. THE CHANGES REALLY OCCURRED AFTER WW II. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO RECOGNIZE TODAY WHAT HAD BEEN AND WE CAN NEVER GO BACK. MANY PHOTOGRAPHS SHOWED THE NEWPORT THAT TOURISTS COME TO SEE NOT KNOWING THAT THERE IS NOTHING LEFT.

MY OWN PHOTOGRAPHS DATE FROM THE EARLY 60’s TO EARLY 70’s. THE CHANGES ARE STILL APPARENT.

QUEEN’S CUP

Today I sailed the Queen’s Cup, a race with no time limit usually sailed the second day of the New York Yacht Club’s annual cruise.

I sailed on the six meter “Madcap”, a 1921 Frederick Hoyt design, we had our own class.
This weekend was also the Folk Festival at Fort Adams so leaving and returning around the Fort was congested.
The photo of a six meter against the 90 foot “Rambler” gives you a sense of the range and scale of boats involved in the race.