WSS-PONY BRANCH MEETINGS AND EVENTS
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  • June 2019 edition of the PORTHOLE posted - 08/07/19
  • MARITIME NEW YORK compendium of lectures, exhibits, tours and transportation around the Port of New York updated - 9/8/2018

UPCOMING

September

Sunday, September 22, 2019
LUNCHEON ABOARD CARNIVAL SUNRISE
Manhattan Cruise Terminal

(Photo credit: Carnival Cruise Line)

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 6:30 PM
THE SANDY HOOK PILOTS:
SERVING THE PORT OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY SINCE 1694
Presented by Captain William A Speiser, Jr., Sandy Hook Pilot
Placido Domingo Hall, Opera America/The National Opera Center
330 Seventh Avenue (at West 29th Street), 7th Floor, Manhattan

(Captain William A. Speiser, Jr. photos)

At our September membership meeting, Captain Speiser will give a presentation on the career of a Maritime Pilot, the role of the Maritime Pilot aboard ships in ports throughout the world, a history of Pilotage, and a history of the Sandy Hook Pilots, who have been bringing ships into and out of our Port for 325 years. Captain Speiser will also discuss the training and licensing of the Sandy Hook Pilots, the process of maneuvering today's ships into and out of the Port, how yesterday's ocean liners have evolved into today's cruise ships, and his experiences handling unique ships such as QUEEN ELIZABETH 2, QUEEN MARY 2, ANTHEM OF THE SEAS, REGAL EMPRESS, and many more.

Captain William A Speiser, Jr. grew up on the New Jersey Shore watching ships enter and depart our Port from its beaches and the Passenger Ship Terminal in Manhattan. From a young age, he sought a career in the maritime industry as an officer on ships, which lead him to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. Upon graduation in 1994, he began a seven year apprenticeship with the Sandy Hook Pilots and became a Pilot in September, 2001. He is the first Kings Point graduate to become a Sandy Hook Pilot and is the Vice President of the New Jersey Sandy Hook Pilots.

October

Friday, October 4, 2019
ROYAL TEA ABOARD CUNARD'S QUEEN MARY 2
Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

(Photo credit: Stuart Gewirtzman)