Last week, I had the pleasure of drawing the arrival of the space shuttle Enterprise to it’s new home in New York City – the deck of the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier. The Intrepid is docked on the Hudson river pier at about 45th Street in Manhattan. A ton of people came to see the arrival of the Enterprise on a barge along the Hudson.
Connecting the two barges – one with the Enterprise and the other with the crane. Just like with any other ship – the connection is made with rope. As much as things have changed, it’s amazing that the same rope used to tie Columbus’s ship is used for a space shuttle. I guess if it works, don’t fix it.
all drawings copyright 2012 by Veronica Lawlor