Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Adios, Cuauhtemoc

Cuauhtemoc, the tall ship that trains future officers of the Armada de Mexico, sailed into New York Harbor and tied up to Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport last Friday, just in time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. (My photo of her, taken last Friday from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade across the East River, was posted on Brooklyn Heights Blog.)

The photo above, taken from Pier 16, shows her departing today, assisted into the East River by the tug Margaret Moran, with Brooklyn Heights in the background. Mariachi music was blaring from speakers on her masts as she sailed, but the sailors balanced on the spars fortunately resisted any temptation to start dancing.