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July 07, 1976 - Image 4

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Page Four

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wednesday, July 7, 1976

NYC.: A patriotic salute.,

THE ESMERALDA, Chile's contribution to the tall ship parade, chugs up the Hudson.
... from river to murky river

By SUSAN ADES and JAY LEVIN
EW YORK-THE NATIVES of this electrified town
thought they'd witnessed every kind of traffic jam
until last Sunday when the tangles took to the water.
Though millions of binoculars and Nikons were fixed on
16 gracefully tall sailing ships, a massive flotilla of
crafts snarled New York's slim waterways in an aquatic
birthday salute.
And while shorelines teemed with excited spectators,
millions of landlubbers descended on the narrow streets
of lower Manhattan to nosh ethnic fare, retrace George
Washington's steps and just party down New York-
style.
Yet the international armada of tall ships captured the
spotlight as part of the city's highly touted "Operation
Sail," and over 16,000 people found the prospect enticing
enough to fork over $25 apiece for a bird's-eye view on
bleachers and a box lunch featuring fried chicken and
wet naps.

Meanwhile, those who preferred a loftier perch wined
and dined atop the cloud-kissed World Trade Center,
flanked by less impressive buildings whose tenants
hung from windows like so much freshly washed
laundry.
Bautwherever they chose to observe from, patriotism
ran amok.
A TER THE BLEACHER CROWD warmed up its
collective vocal chords on the National Anthem, it
responded to one yachtsman's trumpet rendition of God
Bless America with a flag-waving, hats-off display of
affection.
This, however, was not a narcissistic bunch, as mem-
bers of the motley throng dug into their own ethnic
See SHIPS, Page 8
Daily Night Editors Susan Ades and Jay Levin were
born and raised a ssbway ride away from New York's
big July 4 party.

UNCLE SAM hawks the Bicentennial on Wall
Street.
Photography by
JOAN ADES and
SUSAN ADES

ARGENTINA'S LIBERTAD, sans sails, is escorted up the
Hudson by two pleasure crafts.

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