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This past Saturday, our incredible crew of volunteers braced Wavertree's yards to a port tack in preparation for the South Street Seaport Museum's 50th Anniversary Benefit on September 19th.

Wavertree may have returned from her restoration in 2016, but there’s still lots to do. Join our...

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Today we join our neighbors at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, and all across the world, in reflecting on the tragedy, and remembering how New Yorkers came together to help one another heal and rebuild. #Honor911

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Our mighty tugboat W.O. Decker will race at the 25th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition tomorrow!

Join us to see our wooden tugboat racing against all kind of old and newer working tugboats! Built in 1930 in New York, W.O. Decker is listed on the National Registe...

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It is a great honor to report that our very own South Street Seaport Museum volunteer and relief crew member, Kerry Nolan, is now a Captain of Schooner Pioneer!

For more than a decade, Captain Kerry has balanced her professional career, personal life, and her progress through the sa...
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