I don’t like the way the Hudson River is characterized in the media. Should we disparage the river as a dirty toxic dump? I don’t think so. I grew up in New Baltimore, about a mile uphill from the Hudson. My dad and I used to take a walk to the river every March, and watch the icebergs flow south after the wind had warmed the air.
“Jack be nimble, Jack be quick….” Chubby Checker’s hit of the early 1960s may well describe the dance being conducted with the Hudson’s future hanging in the balance, but we may all end up in “limbo” for generations to come!
Playing It Safe
Back in the day a long time ago all we had for tubes to tow behind a boat were those black
inner tubes. We used a regular ski line, chafed our entire body and had to make sure the tube was over inflated otherwise it would drag through the water. We also had to make sure the valve stem was pointed down!
WHAT INSURANCE DOES YOUR BOAT CLUB OR MARINA HAVE?
You may have purchased your own boat insurance policy to protect the value of your purchase either voluntarily, since you own the boat outright, or to comply with a loan requirement if you borrowed funds for your purchase.
Cathy J. Karas, President, Certified Insurance Counselor, KARAS INSURANCE AGENCIES INC, 321 SO. RIVERSIDE AVE, CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY 10520.
Question: The other day I went down to the marina ad low and behold my boat was not floating in the slip, only oil sheen on the water and the Bimini sticking out of the water. The rest of the boat was being held up by the ropes tied to the cleats on both sides of the boat..
In early May we revisited Manhattan’s High Line: an abandoned elevated freight line in the Chelsea District on the Lower West Side between Hell’s Kitchen and the West Village, that had been transformed into a super-cool mile-and-a-half elevated linear public park (Boating on the Hudson and Beyond, July 2017, pp’s 18-21.