Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Pier 54 on the Hudson in New York. It is a historic pier with a tragic history

Shortly before this 1910 pier was demolished, it was photographed. This is the famous Pier 54. It was removed for a highway project. One of the most historic places in New York history. If you are wondering where the survivors of the the Titanic landed. It was at Pier 54.

1991 was a sad year as the famous pier became no more. I often remember looking at it and remembering its history. Sadly not many officials did.

It is located just west of 12th Street. Stop by and see what is left of this historic pier.
Now today the pier is naked to us. Only the base of the pier has survived. Also the main entrance in front has survived somewhat.

Here is the RMS Carpathia tied up to the right side of the pier on April 19, 1912. After bringing back 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic the night before.

Many great ships tied up to that pier from the Queen Mary to the Titanic's own sister, the Olympic in 1934. I recall our cries to save the pier. Some of it is saved at least.
This is the RMS Lusitania on the left side of the pier. The Lusitania left for her final voyage on the left side as well on May 1, 1915. The Lusitania would be torpedoed on May 7, 1915.