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David Sharps, president of The Waterfront Museum, talks about what visitors can learn about New York City's barges and waterfront history at the museum.
My wife and I were married aboard the Lehigh Barge No. 79 on May 16, 1999. David Sharps was a most gracious host and helped make it a memorable event for everyone in attendance, not least of all the bride and groom. We've stayed in touch with David ever since, even though we moved away from the city several years ago.
The barge is a piece of history at its welcoming best. There is hardly a person in NYC better able to skipper you into a piece of the city's past than David. David is a wonderful and real person, deeply creative, a man of his word, a public servant (as in selflessly serving the public), a good soul -- and one of a kind. Brian, you didn't touch on the fact that David DUG THE BARGE OUT OF THE MUCK HIMSELF, using a garbage can as a scoop. That's incredible!
David is devoted to making the past come alive through his creative administration of the barge, museum and landing, as a performance space and as a museum of the more traditional kind. He's in touch with the entire Metro-area circus/vaudeville community.
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Brian and David -- Thank you, both!
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