The Sherman Zwicker under sail (circa 1970)
This is this last surviving New York City oyster barge. Built circa 1830, she has been aground in Fair Haven Connecticut for the last hundred years . After a long life as an oyster tavern in Lower Manhattan, she traveled by water to Fair Haven, where over the years she operated as a speakeasy, a Yale University dive bar, and popular local restaurant.
Abandoned since the 1980's and is in need of serious restoration, she has been facing imminent demolition.
The crew of the Sherman Zwicker feasting in the galley circa 1943.
Here's a view of New York City from the north in 1679. This area, known as the Lispenard Meadows, is now the northern edge of Tribeca. This is the quite different, but still beautiful location, where we dock our sailboat. Image via @discovering_NYC
We've acquired an amazing collection of historic maritime photos, including many of the Sherman Zwicker. Here she is under sail in the 1970's.
These guys built the dories used to fish from our beloved Sherman Zwicker.
Brave souls, fishing the Grand Banks off the coast of Nova Scotia, circa 1952.