“Tall Ships” was a painting created after Vincent Farrell made a trip to New York City in 1984 during the first Fleet Week. Inspired and fascinated by the ships grandeur and magnificent displays he created many paintings and drawings of the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps and United States Coast Guard active duty ships which dock in the Hudson River.
As New York celebrates Fleet Week I would like to personally thank our United States Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard for their dedication and service!
To view photos of this years New York City Fleet week you may click on these links : The U.K. Daily Mail , The New Haven Register’s New York City Fleet Week Photo Slide Show.
In honor of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum has joined the celebrations in New York City for the 25th annual Fleet Week for more information on the festivities, which run from May 23 – 29 , click on this link : Intrepid Museum Fleet Week program for all the information regarding the visiting ships which come from all around the world to dock in New York Harbor, Pier displays, movie night, performances and so much more!
Click here : for the official Fleet Week NYC website
- Photos: Fleet Week in New York, 2012 (photos.denverpost.com)
- Tall ships encircle NYC for Fleet Week (cbc.ca)
- Fleet Week 2012 Is Here! Oh, Hello Sailor Boys & Girls! (923now.cbslocal.com)
- Fleet Week 2012 (vcasny.org)
In 1980 this painting was created and graced the back cover of the “Monet’s garden” brochure which announced the mid August summer exhibition .