The Kerbs Memorial Boathouse stands just east of Conservatory Water, Central Park’s famous model boat pond.
The boathouse replaced an old wooden structure in 1954. The red brick building features a copper roof and steeple. Inside it houses row after row of model ships, some quite impressive, which visitors can admire from a distance. The boathouse also features a café with a variety of light snacks and beverages.
On pleasant days, a variety of model ships, most remote-controlled, glide across the water. The sailboats are either privately owned or rented at a cart provided by the boathouse. On Saturdays, beginning around 10 am, races are held on the water with kids and veterans alike. It’s at this spot that Stuart Little, the beloved character of E.B. White’s story, sailed his fictional sailboat to victory.
In 1993, the Conservancy refurbished the boathouse’s terrace, incorporating the benches and planting beds you see today. The Conservancy later restored the pond, replacing the concrete stone with durable and attractive granite. The spot has also been a gathering spot for birders searching for signs of the famous Fifth Avenue red-tailed hawks, Lola and Pale Male.
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gervaso (8043) 2012-10-11 8:25
Os reflexos e a grande quantidade de verde deixam a foto bem bonita, nem parece tirada numa cidade grande! Linda composição, com excelentes cores! Belo trabalho!
SNOOP_Chan (3474) 2012-10-11 8:31
Hello Andre, lovely photo here, Central Park is something to see in a lifetime. So much green, i love it. Good details, pleasant overall composition.
mohammad_H (6600) 2012-10-11 8:42
Very beautiful landscape
Beautifully built and the water is beautiful, green environment fun
Graal (88950) 2012-10-11 9:20
nice serie from Central Park in NY. An interesting models of sailboats, the boathouse and comment in note. Photo is well done.
Have a nice evening.
npecanhuk (53913) 2012-10-11 16:22
Cada cantinho da Big Apple que você registrou... fugiu bem do comum e obteve excelentes e atraentes resultados!
siamesa (27449) 2012-10-11 16:30
Beleza de reflexos na água. Um belo lugar nesse famoso parque.
- Copyright: Andre Gustavo (bona) (10148)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: New York City
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-11 5:14