NYC Maker makes 1775 submarine – gets cited by US Coast Guard

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Breaking news!!! –

A Brooklyn man in a Revolutionary War-era submarine was cited by the U.S. Coast Guard for drifting into a security zone and unsafe sailing in the East River near the Queen Mary 2 luxury liner, the Coast Guard and New York City Police Department announced Friday.

The man in the replica vessel was identified as 35-year-old Philip “Duke” Riley from Brooklyn, N.Y., according to Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer Seth Johnson.

Authorities said it was the second time Riley floated the vessel in the vicinity of the cruise ship. The submarine, which reportedly did not have a mechanical propulsion system, was being towed by two other men in a rowboat.

ABC News: NYC Man Cited for 1775 Submarine – Link.

Duke’s site here!

Here are some more photos of the “Turtle”…

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Another working Turtle replica, created in 1993 at Handshouse Studio.
(Photo: Cary Wolinski)

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NY Times photos here – Link.
NY Times article – Link.
Flickr photos here – Link.