NYC Bridges, Infrastructure and Architecture Cruise
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Step aboard the luxurious yacht Manhattan for a full round-Manhattan cruise that takes an in-depth look at the engineering marvels of all of New York City's fantastic, historic and wildly different bridges and tunnels!
John Kriskiewicz, professor of Architecture and City Planning at Parsons and FIT is your host on this relaxing afternoon tour. Historical anecdotes and tales of great human engineering feats tell the story of these 18 great bridges and 4 tunnels.
With the boat being low to the water and designed for comfort and small groups, guests are sure to have excellent views and photo opportunities. There is room for all in the elegantly appointed, cushioned and climate-controlled observatory, or guests may enjoy the outer teak decks when weather permits. On this 2.75-hour cruise, you are treated to an included beverage from the bar and light hors d' oeuvres.
Highlights along the way include:
* Battery Park, South Street Seaport and the Financial District
* Governor's Island, The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
* High Bridge: as the city's oldest bridge, she was completed in 1842 to carry the Croton Aqueduct into Manhattan.
* 7 swing bridges, 3 lift bridges and 4 arch bridges that span the Harlem River
* Roosevelt Island, the United Nations Building, and the famous Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges of the East River
* The Upper West Side and the majestic George Washington Bridge
So hop aboard the Manhattan today for a cruise around the most famous island in the world!
About the Ticket Supplier: Classic Harbor Line LLC
Built in 1994 in the Scarano Boat Building of Albany, New York, the Schooner Adirondack is an 80-foot wooden replica of a classic turn-of-the-century pilot schooner.
Heading south from Chelsea Piers and down the Hudson River to Battery Park, the Schooner Adirondack passes by Ellis Island and sails out to the Statue of Liberty. Wind and time permitting, she will head toward Governor's Island, breeze by the Financial District and the Brooklyn Bridge on the East River.
The 1920s-style motor yacht "Manhattan," also built by Scarano Boat Building, is brand new to the New York City harbor as of spring 2006. This 80-foot, wood-trimmed, Gilded Era commuter yacht runs full circumnavigations of Manhattan, dinner cruises and sunset cruises, and is available for private charter.