DOWNTOWN — Fleet Week comes to an end on Wednesday, but New Yorkers have one last chance to catch a glimpse of the military vessels as they ship out.
For those who can't make it downtown to watch the fleet live, there is a camera located in the torch of the Statue of Liberty that will live stream the event. The camera is one of five webcams donated by EarthCam as part of the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty on Oct. 28, 2011, and offers views of the downtown Manhattan skyline and New York Harbor.
This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Fleet Week celebration, as well as the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. It was also the first Fleet Week since the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the policy that banned openly gay Americans from serving in the military. Many of the city's gay venues celebrated by hosting Fleet Week-themed parties and specials for LGBT sailors.
The farewell voyage is similar to the Parade of Sail ceremony that kicked off Fleet Week on May 22.
Throughout the week, New Yorkers celebrated with uniformed servicemen and toured U.S. Navy and allied ships.
Click here to see a live stream of the ships leaving New York Harbor.