Thursday, June 9, 2011
Days 286 - 288 Haverstraw Bay Anchorage,
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 – Thursday, June 9, 2011
Leaving 79th St Boat Basin
Sing Sing Prison on the Hudson River
The beach at Haverstraw Bay
Looking east from our anchorage
Sunset at our anchorage
Sunset at Haverstraw Bay
We were out of the 79th St Boat Basin about 1:00 pm which was close to high tide. They have a 3-1/2 to 4 foot tide swing, and at low tide we had only about 2-1/2 feet of water under the boat. It was a warm, sunny day, we had a push from the tide, and we easily cruised to Haverstraw Bay.
We anchored in a beautiful bay on the Hudson River with green hills on one side and a sandy beach on the other. We enjoyed a few days of quiet and relaxation.
Total miles: 30 Total bridges: 2 Total locks: 0
Day 285 79th St Boat Basin
Monday, June 6, 2011
Red channel marker to Great Kills Harbor rests on the beach at low tide
Old Orchard Shoal Light
West Bank Ambrose Channel light with Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Heading toward the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Heading home to Shanghai
Staten Island ferries
Dream Catcher at the Statue of Liberty
Manhattan Island skyline from the Hudson River
Empire State Building
Unique restaurant underneath highway viaduct with marina office in the foreground
Looking downtown from our dock on Manhattan Island
Best corned beef on rye we've ever had
Artist's concept of completed World Trade Center site
Ground Zero construction site
Crosswalk at Ground Zero
New York City Hall
Soon-to-be completed modern skyscraper will be the largest residential building in the U.S.
Sunset at 79th St Boat Basin
We were on our own for a few days, so we decided to move to the 79th St Boat Basin where it would be easier to go back to the 911 Memorial. We discovered through a couple of brochures that we missed two exhibits when we visited the construction site. We were surprised that the person at the information booth didn’t mention them when we asked for directions.
79th St Boat Basin offers a great location to explore NYC, but the docks are in extremely poor condition and wakes from passing traffic make it an uncomfortable place to stay. We arrived about noon, walked a couple of blocks to the subway, and took the red line #1 to downtown Manhattan. We had a great lunch at a deli and then found the memorials.
The 9/11 Memorial Preview Site on Vesey Street is free, shows a brief synopsis of the events of that day, and has a gift shop with proceeds going to the building of the memorial. The Tribute WTC Visitor Center on Liberty Street brought tears to our eyes with the personal stories of so many people who lost their lives. It was extremely moving and heartbreaking.
Not only were American lives lost that day, but also the lives of people from around the world. The memorial in London, England, reads “Grief is the price we pay for love”.
Total miles: 26 Total bridges: 1 Total locks: 0
Posted by Brenda & Jim Hampton at 12:25 PM