South Street Seaport Museum was paid a visit by Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; Hon. Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President; and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl visited the restored 1885 sailing ship Wavertree for a tour of the recently renovated flagship. The trio, with Captain Jonathan Boulware, executive director of the museum, even helped students of The Spruce Street School students set sails!
Part of the city's series, City Hall in Your Borough, the Mayor's visit included a walk below decks to view the completed restoration, with a guided tour by Captain Boulware. The restoration of Wavertree marked a new and exciting course for the South Street Seaport Museum.
"The South Street Seaport reminds New Yorkers of our City's deeply anchored maritime roots," said Mayor de Blasio. "I am thrilled to see the museum and Wavertree in true ship-shape thanks to the recent renovations, which will keep the wind in the sails of education and preserve this heritage for many more decades to come."
ABOUT SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM
The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic Seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Designated by Congress as America's National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of "Where New York Begins."