Special thanks to MAGNO! for hooking us up with this unique opportunity to go sailing aboard the Lettie G. Howard, a schooner built in 1893. We sailed around Manhattan, up the east river and spent the night tethered to a Merchant Marines' vessel - what's that song about the drunkin' sailor?

I learned a thing or two about old ships, being a sailor, the sea, and spent a great deal of time and coiling chain and rope and washing dishes.