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Friday, May 22, 2009

Fleet Week 2009

If you have been in New York City in the last few days, you may have seen an unusual number of sailors on the streets on New York. This is Fleet Week New York City 2009, an annual event since 1984. Fleet Week is a celebration of the sea services - a United States Navy, United States Marine Corps and United States Coast Guard tradition where active military ships dock in various major cities for one week.
The event provides an opportunity for the citizens to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as for the military to explore New York City. 
Fleet Week, which runs from May 20-27, includes dozens of military demonstrations and displays throughout the week. But the big attraction is the public visitation of the participating ships. The ships are docked in Manhattan at Pier 88 and 90 and in Staten Island. Here is the official site with all the details.
This is a rare opportunity to board and tour these ships. If you are interested, get there early - the lines, particularly on Memorial Day, become hours long. See you there :)

Photo notes: The Upper photo was taken on the B train in Brooklyn. The collage shows the ships which will be docked during Fleet Week NYC 2009.


Myra Beaulieu said...

Awesome work Brian I love the Pics
I'm certain it's a sight to see!
Myra B

Anonymous said...

My paralegal (who did 16 years in the USN) believes the sailors are Canadian Officers. There are several Canadian Warships listed as visiting NYC for fleet week. The other two, one is a Major in the USAF and the one in the beret is US Army.

Thanks for posting the pictures. I always find your photo blog a pleasure to look at.

Semper Fi. DLD USMCR Retired.

Brian Dubé said...

The experience of being aboard these ships is quite amazing. However, I made the mistake trying to see them the last two Memorial Days - the lines were the better part of the day.