A sad end to a guy's dream. The boat was built for the purpose of salvaging the Andrea Dorea but never made it out of Coney Island Creek. Forgotten NY gives a great writeup, I'll give a link at the end.
A Schooner, Two Kayaks and a Yellow Submarine: The Boats Of Labor Day Weekend 2010 Passed on the tugboat races in favor of a Sunday dimsum feast with friends in Flushing, but TQ was in town & we got in lots of other boats! On Saturday, we skipped the small-craft-advisory paddle friends at Sebago were drumming up in response to the brisk winds sent by the (forunately) distant passage of Hurricane Earl in favor of a larger-craft experience - I thought that 15-20 gusting to 30 would be just about ideal for a fun sail on the 125-year old iron-hulled freight schooner Pioneer, a well-maintained and much-loved working member of the South Street Seaport Museum's fleet of great old boats - and it was! Monday brought perfect paddling conditions, s0 we decided to do an exploratory for a trip I've been wanting to do with Sebago for a couple of years now - a trip to an abandoned minisub, formerly yellow, at the mouth of Coney Island Creek.