May 8 Atlantic Highlands, NJ to Peekskill, NY

Well, we woke up well rested. (We slept for four hours after lunch and then were in bed by 20:00. It had been a long two days) We weighed anchor and headed out at 06:00. It was a bit chilly but the sky was beautiful.

We passed by a U.S. Coast Guard Ship anchored just off the channel.

And by the Ambrose Channel West Bank Light.

We could see New York City in the distance.

This is the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge that connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn. It is a double-decked suspension bridge with seven lanes on the upper level and six lanes on the lower level.

I took a shot of Staten Island

And one looking over to Brooklyn

The high speed ferry, Seastreak passed us going to NYC from Atlantic Highlands, NJ

New York New York!

Below are our captioned sightings of New York City:

Lower Manhattan

One World Trade Center towers over the other skyscrapers

Staten Island Ferry

Our attempt at a selfie with Lady Liberty

Liberty Island and the Lady

The Statue of Liberty. For what she represents, she is amazing and beautiful to see

Statue Cruises

Ellis Island; a museum and former immigration inspection station. Over 12 million immigrants to the United States were welcomed there from 1892 until 1954

Looking over the East River to the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge

Central Rail Road of New Jersey Terminal

Colgate Clock in Jersey City, NJ across the Hudson River from NYC

Neat looking building design n Jersey City

Empire State Building

Chrysler Building

Empire State Building on left and Chrysler Building in centre of photo

Erie Lackawana Railroad and Ferry Terminal

We had the tide and the current against us on the Hudson and it slowed us down. And look at all the AIS boat targets lit up in red

A NY Water Taxi; the same colour as all their city cabs used to be

A huge yacht and check out the helicopter on the top

So many skyscrapers

Intrepid Air and Space USS Aircraft Carrier Museum at Pier 86

Lots of different shaped buildings too

West 79th Street Marina. We stayed here on a mooring ball four years ago. An entrance to Central Park is just up over the hill and we enjoyed a lovely walk

The George Washington Bridge is a double decked suspension bridge that connects Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan with Fort Lee, NJ. We could see the vehicles on the lower level. It is the busiest motor vehicle bridge in the world carrying over 103 million vehicles per year

Railway Bridge in front of the Harlem River

So that was our day going through NYC . It was a dull day but a pleasure to see the many sights of the big city from the water view. Taking the train and subway in to the city in 2014 was awesome too. I loved seeing all the buildings, the bustling of the big city and all the people.

We continued on up the Hudson. Later on, we came to the Tappan Zee Bridge.

Last fall they were dismantling the old bridge and both sides were still standing. Now, they have one side down and are working on the remaining one.

I snapped a photo going under the bridge; actually it is two spans.

The Hudson River Valley is so picturesque.

We passed by this Fire Boat.

We set anchor at 15:15 in Peekskill across the river from the power plant and beside the train tracks at the bottom of Bear Mountain. We had travelled 55.0 nm.

The sun came out shortly before we anchored and it warmed up. We spent the afternoon taking down the jib and the mainsail. All signs that we would soon be lowering the mast and heading through the locks.

2 thoughts on “May 8 Atlantic Highlands, NJ to Peekskill, NY

    1. Glad to know that it brought back many memories for you. That is one of the reasons we blog. It is nice to look back and reminisce. When we went down in 2014 we motored from Port Washington down through the East River and saw many different boroughs. Loved seeing parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, especially the Brooklyn Bridge. Of course, going into the city that year by train and taking it all in was so awesome.


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