PONY Branch 50th Anniversary Luncheon
Saturday October 24, 2015

by Stuart Gewirtzman

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The PONY Branch 50th Anniversary luncheon was held at the historic Pier A Harbor House, a dining and event venue originally built in 1886 as the headquarters for the Department of Docks and the Police Department's Harbor Patrol.

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The Pier A clock tower. A ship's clock was installed in the tower in 1919 as the first permanent World War I memorial in the United States.

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One hundred PONY Branch members and guests attended the 50th Anniversary luncheon.

World Ship Society Port of New York

 

World Ship Society Port of New York

 

World Ship Society Port of New York

PONY Branch founding member Bill Miller ("Mr. Ocean Liner") was given the honor of blowing out the candles on the anniversary cake.

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PONY Branch Chairman Marjorieann Matuszek (left) with long-time member Marge Dovman, a contributing writer to the PORTHOLE newsletter.

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Former PONY Branch Chairman Ted Scull (at right) and Branch Secretary Greg Fitzgerald. (Photo by Tee Adams)

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Ted Scull presenting a program on how New York's waterfront has changed since 1965.

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Bill Miller presenting a program on the history of the PONY Branch.

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The PONY Branch Executive Board (from left): Vice Chairman David Hume, Chairman Marjorieann Matuszek, Douglas Newman, Mario De Stefano, Treasurer Carol Miles, Stuart Gewirtzman, Ted Scull, Branch Secretary Greg Fitzgerald and Bob Allen.

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The PONY Branch 50th Anniversary commemorative booklet.

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