What an incredible thrill for us to sail (really motor, as proceeding under sail through New York Harbor is prohibited) into New York, along the East River through Hell Gate, and out into Long Island Sound.  Pictures can only give a hint, but here they are:

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She greets all who enter
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The Verranzano Narrows Bridge from anchor the night before. Red sky at night, sailor's delight.
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Adverse current entering the harbor, throttle at 2200
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a closer view of Lower Manhattan
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then under the historic Brooklyn Bridge, under renovation
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Approaching South Manhattan's skyscrapers
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Same throttle, with the racing current at Hell Gate
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tourist boats can sail, but they always have a motor on too
 


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Robin & Bob
06/24/2013 22:35

Oh, VERY cool! We went through the middle of NYC on our way south in 1995 in Elixir, riding a gentle current through Hells Gate and watching traffic stuck at the lights. Ellis Island impressed me the most, thinking of all those people who came to an unknown place in the hopes of a better future. We had spent the night before in a marina on Long Island almost in the city itself, after our first overnight sail - down Long Island Sound between all the buoys! Crazy. It's been quite a historical trip north for you, with all the connections from back 16 yrs ago. And previous Cormorant owners. Wow. Life is ever strange and wonderful, particularly in the cruising world.

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