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lovernla Remembering all those who served. #memorialday #opsail #2012 #thankyou #nyc 19h

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vicsocamerica Not a great shot but I was thinking of #latergram proportions after scanning in 2009 43 of my dad's #slides of #OperationSail, the historic #1976 gathering of #tallships in #NewYorkHarbor that heralded the start of the #nyc’s recovery, organized by renowned #maritimehistorian and co-founder of the #SouthStreetSeaportMuseum #FrankOBraynard. My parents were living in #CliftonStatenIsland at the time. NYTimes wrote #OpSail #Bicentennial: "One by one, on July 4, 1976, towering ships glided below the #VerrazanoNarrowsBridge, then unfurled their sails. There were nearly 300 large ships from more than 50 countries in the 18-mile-long caravan up the Hudson, including 16 of the approximately 25 masted “tall ships” remaining in the world at the time." “Russian cadets who were in Op Sail ’76 told us that this was their first real contact with the United States and their first understanding that Americans were not devils, not the enemy,” "An estimated 5 million people lined the New York and New Jersey shores that day, and more than 10,000 small private boats bearing spectators were kept out of the parade route by 150 Coast Guard vessels. Millions around the world watched the event all day on television." My parents and cousin were among them. Photo Joe Russiello. 2mon
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laneyavenue Love my boys #adagio #opsail #winterbreak 4mon

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5mon thezrock
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thezrock Mainstream moves with the underground hustle #nobodiescrew

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#wvec #channel13news #abc #opsail #tbt #bboys #hiphop #breakin #breaklife
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johnaluv TBT #OPSAIL so much fun!!! ♡ 6mon

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laneyavenue Would do anything for this to happen again #tbt #opsail 8mon

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nicholask One more. July 4, 1976. A coworker was here for the fireworks in NY Harbor. It was a big show and I imagine that is how this giant wall filled with graffiti. 8mon

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nicholask A length of marble facade has been stripped from a wall with old graffiti revealed below. I see possible dates indicating 1988 and 1969 but overwhelmingly this is all from 1976. "Gerald Ford + Queen" indeed. 8mon
  •   nicholask Continued reading shows this was overwhelmingly from May, June and July in 1976. 8mon
  •   nicholask #OpSail was the name of the event and Gerald Ford toasted Queen Liz. :) 8mon

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juliekinner Last one. USS Nassau and the JFK in the background #opsail #2000 9mon

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Normal di Divo REza Janzarivo

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chrisflowers1128 My wcw always working even when were on our way to new London for opsail #wcw #opsail #crochetinghats 10mon

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11mon tackleboxnj
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cooterjennings Non-hippie pirate ship. #capechuckharbor #opsail #ihatesailboats 12mon

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thelastbison 5:45PM tomorrow we want to see this field filled with your lovely faces at #harborfest Catch our friends @langhorneslim on this stage today #festevents #townpointpark #opsail #paradeofsail 12mon

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