Pier 63

Pier 63 is a former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad railroad barge which is sited on the Hudson River in New York City, on the West Side of the borough of Manhattan, close to 26th Street and near Chelsea Piers and Hudson River Park. It was purchased from a used car salesman in Staten Island by John Krevey in October 1996 and delivered by a tugboat.

This barge used to carry railroad boxcars across the Hudson River before the advent of containerized freight or tunnels beneath the river. The land side of Pier 63 was formerly used as a freight transfer station for the Baltimore and Ohio railroad where freight was moved from the boxcars on the barges to local conveyance.

In the spring of 2007 the barge relocated from 23rd Street to Pier 66a at 26th Street, on the Hudson River.The barge currently has an Erie Lackawanna caboose on display.

Two historical boats are primarily located here: the lightvessel "FRYING PAN (lightship)" and the fireboat "John J. Harvey".

Other historical and traveling ships also visit here.

Manhattan Kayak Company is also on the pier where there are storage facilities for kayaks, as well as a dock to launch.

New York Water Taxi used to have a stop on the Pier.

Currently the barge is closed to public since it does not have New York City Department of Buildings Certificate of Occupancy. To receive a Certificate of Occupancy, a structure has to be in compliance with the New Your City Building Code as well as with other public health and safety regulations.

External links

* [http://www.pier63maritime.com Pier 63 Maritime]
* [http://www.fryingpan.com Lightship Frying Pan]
* [http://www.fireboat.org John J. Harvey]
* [http://www.manhattankayak.com Manhattan Kayak Company]
* [http://www.nywatertaxi.com/ New York Water Taxi]
* [http://www.nycentral13.com/ New York Central Tugboat No. 13]


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