6 responses

  1. Fran Taylor
    September 26, 2013

    Wonderful news … just a shame I won't be able to come back to New York to see her. Good luck with all your efforts to save her.
    Fran Taylor, Perth, Australia

  2. Gordon Payne
    November 30, 2013

    Peking was my home in the 1950's for more than 2 years. She was a good home and played an important part in shaping my life. She was always a great lady that instilled me with pride in having served aboard her. She deserves our collective aid to save her

    • Frank Blackstone
      July 5, 2014

      Must have known Irving Johnson as he was there and filmd there voyage around the Horn at that time i beleive ..Tough sailing that big ship in a blow ..good friend Captain Jim Cotier of new Zealand saild the Soren larson around the Horn and Back a few years ago Book Homeward around the Horn he wrote is a great read ,,Do hope the Ol ship will survive the troubled political times , Im a retired Merchant Engineer with 45 yrs at sea and hate it when a historical Vesel is neglected due to dis interest and funds , while wars spend far to much …Good on Ya Mate to survive the Old Lady and revisit her ….Frank….out

  3. Susan Levy
    December 14, 2013

    Talk is cheap, as are memories. What this ship needs is a large infusion of money and people willing to do the necessary work!

  4. Richard Clarke
    April 27, 2014

    The peking was my home too for over two years when it was called the Arethusa. Last time I was in New York I was unable to go on board as it was raining and they said no due to health and Saftey

  5. Frank Blackstone
    July 5, 2014

    Iv been aboard Her several times there in NY , She is indeed in need of work , Crying shame when Historic vessels are neglected due to Dis Interest and Funds while waging such terable wars at far greater expendature and far worse reasons ..Restoriation of these Sailing and Steam vessels is valuable to the future generations that could only read and dream of there exestance in the future .

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