Memorable Moments in New York State

We experienced a lot of memorable moments while cruising the Great Loop boat trip. One of the most thrilling was when we entered New York City's Harbor and saw the Statue of Liberty, we were humbled and extremely subdued as we took in the grandeur of its symbolism. Anchoring behind the Statue of Liberty and watching the unfolding of darkness against the glow of lady liberty's torch was a life enhancing event. Click this link: NEW YORK HARBOR and THE HUDSON…

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Time for the Big Apple & Mighty Hudson River

  • May 22, 2012

When people ask us about some of our favorite Great Loop experiences, we both agree that the night we anchored overnight behind the Statue of Liberty with the light of the statue shining above the trees and NYC as the backdrop was pretty spectacular. Whether you're running up the Jersey Coast to New York Harbor, visiting NYC or cruising up the majestic Hudson River there is plenty to see and lots to do in this part of the Loop. When…

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Hudson River to Waterford, New York

We left Friday morning at 7a.m. for our last leg up the Hudson River for a journey of 65 miles against a 2 MPH current and slight north wind. We cruised by the base of the Catskill Mountains, old estate ruins, and the state capital area of Albany. Mostly the trip was through a beautiful valley.

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Hyde Park, NY – Excursions–CIA Vanderbilt & Roosevelt Estates

Our day included a visit to the Vanderbilt Estate which overlooks the Hudson River which at one time sat on one mile of river frontage. The estate was donated to the Federal Government in, about, 1946 with all of its contents. A lot of the homes we visit do not have the original furniture or contents, only similar period pieces, so this was a real treat for us.We then proceeded to the American Culinary Institute (CIA) for a wonderful lunch.…

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Hudson River to Kingston, New York

Today we passed many old estates on the river and West Point whichwas very impressive.Kingston was our next destination. It is an old town that at one time was the state capital of New York before it was moved up river to albany. We met up with some boating friends from Arcadia, Michigan and Minnetonka, Minnesota. We decided to stay two nights and rent a car on Wednesday for an excursion to Hyde Park.

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Hudson River to Haverstraw, New York

We left the New York City area on our journey 150 miles up the Hudson River, considered by many as the America's Rhine. Once out of the city the landscape changed dramatically into beautiful wooded hillsides and rocky cliffs with only small towns or villages on the water occasionally. The Hudson River keeps getting more beautifulthe further north one travels.We made our way about 40 miles to an anchorage in Haverstraw Bay – one of only a handful of safe…

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