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Jerry Driscoll Walk

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, November 2006
1. Jerry Driscoll Walk Marker
Inscription.  Jerry Driscoll Walk
Jeremiah Timothy Driscoll (1909-1994), Captain
Defender of New York Harborís Waterfront

Jeremiah Timothy Driscoll (1909-1994) was born in the fishing village of Baltimore, County Cork, Ireland. In 1928, at the age of 19, he came to New York to seek his fortune and began his long career on the waterways of New York as a deckhand on a Sheepshead Bay fishing boat.
One of the original partners in the formation of Sightseeing Yachts Circle Line in 1945, for over 60 years he owned and piloted tour boats, fishing boats, commuter boats, tug boats, and fuel delivery boats on the waterways of New York. A man of great integrity, he was dedicated to the fair and open use of New York Harborís waterfront.
 
Location. 40° 42.417′ N, 74° 0.068′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from South Street near Peck Slip. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: East River Bikeway, New York NY 10038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The East River Bikeway and Esplanade (a few steps from this marker); Peck Slip (within
Jerry Driscoll Walk marker site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 31, 2019
2. Jerry Driscoll Walk marker site
shouting distance of this marker); Lower East Side - Peck Slip (within shouting distance of this marker); Lower East Side – 1767 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fulton Fish Market and Pier 17 (was about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); Fulton Fish Waist - 142 Beekman Street (about 500 feet away); Seamanís Church Institute (about 500 feet away); 206 Front Street (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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Jerry Driscoll Walk image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 2006
3. Jerry Driscoll Walk
The East River Drive viaduct above; the East River and a tidal "beach" to the right.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 119 times since then. Last updated on June 5, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on April 20, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   2. submitted on June 1, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on April 20, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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