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The Central Park U-Boat
Untapped New York has a great piece on the captured German U-boat from WW1 that was brought to Central Park for display as a War Bonds promotion. Proof of the purchase of War Bonds allowed entry into the U-boat:
When reading the article I was struck by the fact that it was brought to Central Park via Harlem.
The U-boat had been cut in 3 section for transport to the park. The pieces were unloaded at the Manhattanville docks (by the now defunct Fairway store) to begin travel through the city:
On arrival to New York, it “was hauled from the North river at 132nd street via Manhattan street, 125 street, 7th avenue, 110th street, and Central Park West to the 66th street entrance to the park and ‘docked’ on the Sheep Meadow.”
While I know it was in 3 pieces, but still, the image of a submarine going down 125th Street and then turning south on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. is arresting.
For the whole story and more images, see:
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