By John H. Vargo, Publisher
Only 20 miles south of Albany at exit 21B on the New York Thruway, the Village of Coxsakie is similar to towns you would find driving 40 miles north of Albany!
Quiet, laid back, very friendly with a terrific school system, you can walk to any place in town in a matter of minutes. Whats more important this fifteen year old home is right A home to raise a family in Great Value! $329,000
The Village of Coxsakie, unique....MORE
I read Sarina Houston’s Why the P-51 is Still the Most Beoved Airplane at the Air Show (Boating on the Hudson and Be- yond, August 2015, pp. 74, 75) with great interest. Sarina nailed it. I’ve been a “Mustang nut” for as far back as I can remember. In my opinion, it’s the most perfect airplane ever to take to the skies. Sure, the Corsair’s cool, and I admire 747’s, C-130 Hercules, C-47/DC-3’s, B-17’s/B-24’s, but, for whatever reasons, the North American P-51D Mustang holds a very special place in my heart,Not a helluva lot of people get THIS view of a P-51.
A thought: whenever any of the above admirable planes take off, balls to the wall, they ROAR, very loudly. Big radial engines, or big jet engines, ROAR. The short-stacked V-12 Merlin growls and snarls... It’s a sound like no other that I have ever heard, and a sound, for what- ever deep, mysterious reasons, I can’t get enough of... You Mustang nuts know what I’m talking about. READ MORE
Vicky and I have dedicated this holiday issue to HAMILTON, now playing on Broadway. It took my breath away. Never before has a musical grabbed me by the throat and carried me, on the edge of my seat, to the very end. It’s brilliance in storytelling and it’s beauty of expression are only part of the musical’s genius in sharing with the world the story of an incredible man who effected change in our country. His ideas and ideals not only hold up today but can speak to and are relatable, on some level, to everybody.
Every time we saw it we learned more about Hamilton, more about our country, more about what joins us together as a nation and what has always been there to try and break us apart. We had been inspired... the story and songs have entered our ev- ery day life. Where Billie Holiday used to reign in our kitchen, she has been replaced with the HAMILTON soundtrack.
We wanted to share it with you in the hopes that you too will go see this incredible Broadway show and be blown away just like we were. Thank’s to HAMILTON we give our Historic Hudson Valley Holiday!
Fields full of wild flowers, houses set in amongst the trees, long driveways, shaded by Douglas Fir,
Maples and Oaks, that is what I remember of my many visits in the recent past of Sleepy Hollow Lake, the coves, with houses set back amongst the trees, and others on distant hillsides. (Spread your hand on a flat surface with your finger extended that is what Sleepy Hollow Lake is like giving many indi- viduals the opportunity to have a lakefront home!)
It is a laid back community, filled with vacation homes, starter homes and individuals who poured their heart and soul into making their dream home at Sleepy Hollow Lake. See More
Rear Admiral Gerd Glang
Director, NOAA Office of Coast Survey 1315 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Dear Admiral Glang:
My name is Captain R. Scott Ireland. I am the senior pilot of the Hudson River Pilots Association. Our members, along with many other professional mariners, are responsible for the safe and timely movement of commercial shipping on the Hudson River.
As Hudson River Pilots, we routinely brings ships that are 600 ft to 650 ft long x 105.9 ft wide through the federal channel from Kingston NY to Albany NY. This channel is 50 miles long and 400 feet wide with a federal project depth of 32 ft. The ships that we pilot carry cargoes such as scrap steel, grain, heavy lift project cargo, and the new player on the block, millions of barrels of Bakken crude oil being shipped out of the Port of Albany.
The increasing frequency of these large ships transiting an unusually long, narrow channel (as well as barges/ATB’s carrying crude oil) creates difficult navigational challenges that we encounter on a daily basis.
The biggest challenge, due to vessel size and the frequency of such transits, is that the meeting and passing of these increasingly larger vessels often requires that we find areas of the river where either or both vessels necessarily need to navigate the edges or even outside the edges of the federal chan- nel. Doing so safely often requires one or both of the meeting vessels to rely on soundings outside the channel to ensure that enough water is available in the area being transited. Click here for the rest of the story
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