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Tuscarora Almanac for August 8
Posted by IRTRedbirdR33 on Wed Aug 8 07:48:32 2018
Tuscarora Almanac - August 8, 1956 - The Book of Wrecks
Harlem River, New York
Circle Line Sightseeing Yachts
The Circle Line yacht SIGHTSEER (later CIRCLE LINE V) rams the Madison Avenue Swing Bridge on the Harlem River injuring thirty three people.
The SIGHTSEER had a long and interesting career. She was built in 1902 as steam yacht CELT and was later renamed SACHEM. During World War I she served the US Navy as a floating electronics laboratory. After the war was over she became a fishing boat operating out of Sheepshead Bay. When World War II began she again joined the navy as a sub-chaser and was designated as PYc-25 PHENAKITE. In 1946 she began sailing for Circle Line Sightseeing Yachts as the SIGHTSEER, then CIRCLE LINE SIGHTSEER and finally CIRCLE LINE V. She was retired in 1977 and acquired by an investor in Ohio. Today she sits on a creek in northern Kentucky rusting away.
Sources: The Perils of the Port of New York (1973) by Jeannette Edwards Rattray
Around Manhattan Island and Other Maritime Tales of New York (1997) by Brian J. Cudahy
The Boats We Rode (1974) by Franklin B. Roberts and John Gillespie
Tuscarora Almanac – August 8, 1992 – The Book of First Runs
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
The N-5 Interurban Rail Cars entered revenue service on the Rt. 100 Norristown High Speed Line. The cars are built by ABB Traction at Hornell, New York.
Source: “Red Arrow Lines in Color” (Morning Sun Books / 2014) by Mr. Douglas E. Peters