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Old 05-29-2011
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The Falcon in NYC!

So I'm trying to start the day with a coffee and cupcake from The Chick. Barely aware of something out of place on my left, I turn and see the MALTESE FALCON anchored off Chelsea Piers!

(Hurry! Who knows how long she can stand still at any one time!)
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Too cool.
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looks even more awesome from the hill in Hoboken, was picking up my son from college two weeks ago and was so impressed had to walk back and stand and stare, again.

How Perkins could give her up?
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So where's the picture?
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Actually the boat there may be Eos, as I don't recall seeing the unique spreader arms of the Falcon...

Back home now, so can not confirm..regardless of which is sitting there, it is an awesome sight.
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I think it might be the MF as Rags suggests. I saw the distinctive wishbone 'booms', spreaders or whatever the heck those arms are as I drove by.
The Maltese Falcon (yacht) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If it is not the MF it sure is a close match.
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It was the Maltese Falcon, not the Eos. There's no doubt, as the superstructures - what else would you call them? - have vey different shapes, styling and colors.

We were running late so we couldn't stop for a closer look, but Mrs RAGNAR managed some pics as we drove up the West Side Hwy. (About all time would allow for were two U-turns on the WSH, confirming the initial ID and maximizing the amount of highway foliage in the pics . . . )
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Here's a book I enjoyed on this incredible vessel:

Amazon.com: Mine's Bigger: The Extraordinary Tale of the World's Greatest Sailboat and the Silicon Valley Tycoon Who Built It

Setting aside the occasional class envy and the cheapening of the achievement of this and other gigayachts by claiming that they're little more than the product of egotistical mindsets, it was a good read. (I loved the story about Perkins burying the rail of a ship with a 42/2' beam with no warning, in an attempt to get his complacent crew to take the sort of precautions that are necessary on a sailing vessel.)
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