Carib II Sailboat
I went to the Tottenville Pavillion, which is on the extreme southern tip of Staten Island, to watch the arrival of the Carib II along with members of the Tottenville Historical Society. The boat was actually built in 1924 (not in the 30’s as I mistakenly wrote in another post) at the now closed A.C. Brown Shipyard in Tottenville. It was escorted by 8 small boats, with sirens going and even a cannon shot. About 30 people were there to welcome the boat, which unfortunately didn’t have it’s sails up because the wind, I guess, was blowing the wrong way.
The Tottenville Branch and the Tottenville Historical Society have been working together since its founding in 2003. They have done a number of excellent FREE programs for the branch, and are on tap to do at least one this fall. A nice working relationship.