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    Posted: 05 Sep 2017 at 1:03pm
You mentioned that the photo on the other BBS was an old NYC photo. Probably not as old as this one. My best guess it's 60 to 70 years ago. My Dad got this when he was stoking boilers in the Staten Island Ferry.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SaltiDawg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Sep 2017 at 7:27pm
My Dad would have been a commuter/passenger on the ferry at that time.

Earlier my Mom would also have been a passenger.

They met on the  ferry, courted on the ferry, and in spite of the City's efforts to make it difficult, their ashes were scattered into the Lower Bay from the stern of one of those ferrys.


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Your dad was hell of a stoker!   From Staten Island to San Francisco is a loooong way to shovel coal!
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My sincere gratitude Bill, having very little of what some call a life, I spent hours searching for the tower that I now know is "Coit Tower" in NYC and even Boston. I had tried every image search trick I knew except of course, looking on THE WRONG COAST. Thanks again Whalen, one ex-QM2(SS) to another.

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My God, I've been deceived all these years. I'm now wearing my idiot pointed hat for a week in atonement. You just can't trust snipes, even civilian ones.
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The Coits (of Coit tower) were the same Coits (Coit Street) of New London.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Runner485 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Sep 2017 at 7:19am
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I'm not a QM but I worked for 20 years in lower Manhattan, both east and west sides...Wall street, WTC, Richmond, Staten Island Ferry etc. I do know that the photo you posted is not lower Manhattan,
or mid-Manhattan.
I think you left NYC at too early an age to remember what it looked like, including all the changes to the lower portion of it.
So dad, being a snipe was probably below decks his entire career, never seeing the land he traveled past. Just like me....never saw the place we were coming into until we tied up....Smile

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I had assumed in was NYC since he worked the waters for many years. One of my Asst Weps chided me one day and said "assume" is "makes an ass out of you and me". I assumed a problem with a power supply which proved false. He was on my case about taking too long for the fix.
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Ah, family histories. Many prove to be false, or at least corrupted by failing memories. I find this often dealing in old guns, such as civil war weapons that were manufactured after the civil war. I was left what was purported to be a Gettysburg Musket. It was a Remington Springfield, manufactured a year after the war ended. The barrel and lock marks clearly showed that. Yet the owner had sworn his father carried it at Gettysburg all those years. Maybe that is what his father told him. No harm, I still cherish it. 
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A young woman was so depressed that she decided to end her life by throwing herself into the ocean. She went down to the docks and was about to leap into the frigid water when a handsome young sailor saw her tottering on the edge of the pier crying.

He took pity on her and said, "Look, you've got a lot to live for. I'm off to Europe in the morning, and if you like, I can stow you away on my ship. I'll take good care of you and bring you food every day." Moving closer he slipped his arm round her shoulder and added, "I'll keep you happy, and you'll keep me happy". The girl nodded yes. After all, what did she have to lose?

That night, the sailor brought her aboard and hid her in a lifeboat. From then on every night he brought her three sandwiches and a piece of fruit, and they made passionate love until dawn.

Three weeks later, during a routine inspection, she was discovered by the captain. "What are you doing here?" the Captain asked.

"I have an arrangement with one of the sailors," she explained. "I get food and trip to Europe, and he's screwing me."

"He sure is, lady," the Captain said. "This is the Staten Island Ferry."

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