Sailing To New York City

Motoring Through New York Harbor (continued)

 
A view of Lower Manhattan from the Hudson River. Click on the picture to see a bigger version; use your browser's "back" command to return here.  

For some time, I had been completely engrossed by sightseeing, with my head on a swivel as I snapped picture after picture. Meanwhile, Jerome had motored across the entire harbor and was now starting to motor up the Hudson River. All of a sudden, he called to me and asked me to rig dock lines. Shortly thereafter, he turned left and entered a small side channel that serviced Liberty Landing Marina. Without difficulty, he maneuvered alongside the transient dock, and with the help of a dockhand, we tied up Pilgrim and shut her down. We were there! My voyage was complete, although Jerome still has an entire sailing season of New York cruising ahead of him.

The story continues in the next section as we pay a brief visit to Liberty Landing Marina, in Jersey City, NJ.


 
A view of the Jersey City waterfront from the Hudson River. To get to Liberty Landing Marina, hang a sharp left at the base of the big skyscraper. In fact, just to the right of the base, you can see the white superstructure of a local ferry entering the channel (a couple of small ferries stop at the marina). As an aside, I got to thinking that the big skyscraper looked like a giant lipstick dispenser, and I imagined that if you could somehow rotate the building (scru-u-u-u-unch...), a big red lipstick would rise up out of the top. Click on the picture to see a bigger version; use your browser's "back" command to return here.  


 
This picture is my artistic interpretation of Lower Manhattan (based on a photograph). Click on the picture to see a bigger version; use your browser's "back" command to return here.  


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