I travel the Hudson River Valley almost every day, all day, seven days a week!
This gives me an extraordinary perspective on everything Hudson River Valley as I have lived in the same town, (almost) and still have enough of my mind, (some would question that) to see the differences in life style that we live in today as compared to say the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s.
We visited 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 mile-long elevated linear public park—in early June 2013. At that time, the park ran from Gansevoort Street (near Greenwich Village) to West 30th Street and the two original sections had only been open two years, and were relatively “undiscovered”. We’d heard that it had been extended north a half-mile to 34th Street, and this new section swung pretty much due west towards the Hudson and the West Side Highway: Tuesday was to be sunny and in the low 80’s: a far far cry from overcast weeks and weeks in the 30’s-50’s: “Let’s go!!!”.
It began four years ago as a way of keeping a tradition alive by focusing on children!
Pat Harbolic and Tom Colandra, brought up in the wonderful fishing community of Verplanck felt that the recreational fishing industry needed a boost. So with no money and only a dream the two began talking up a really tiny striped bass fishing derby for just a few friends. It wasn’t untll Pat and Tom began sellng the idea to supporters that they realized they had hit a “hot button, ” Families
and individuals alike were turning away from the Hudson River in droves, something needed to be done.
Of all the striped bass derby’s and catfish contests that the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association an I have been involved in, none had the dramatic influence on kids and adults that the April 15th, 2017 catfish derby Had on so many children and adults that this one did.
New York State government has approved Uber throughout the state!
Uber is making fast strides in providing services from various waterfront locations to Fill boaters requests. The above is a screen shot example of one of the earliest Uber estimates from Pearl River Hilton to Haverstraw Marina.
HUDSON RIVER MARITIME MUSEUM’S RIVERPORT WOODEN BOAT SCHOOL ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION of “SOLAR SAL 44”
Sustainable Energy Systems, Inc. and Gerr Marine Team with Museum to Design and Construct Zero-Fuel, One Hundred Percent, Solar-Electric Passenger Tour Boat.
It used to be that many a child would go to their grandparents when they were old enough to walk to get a basic understanding of what life is all about! That included fishing, hunting, trapping, and how to operate a boat. These children were perfectly capable of handling the boat and going fishing by the time they were twelve years old.
Leo Thorsness, Medal of Honor Winner, passes at age 85. No matter how you feel about the Vietnam war, you cannot possibly question the valor, heroism and sacrifice of men who served during that
by Capt. Brian T. Young
SALUTE TO FREEDOM” TIMETABLE
VERPLANCK STEAM BOAT DOCK - 11:10 AM
CHINA PIER (CHARLES POINT PARK) -11:25 AM
PEEKSKILL YACHT CLUB -11:35 AM
HIGHLAND FALLS WATERFRONTS -12:10 PM
GARRISON YACHT CLUB/WATERFRONT -12:20 PM
WEST POINT -12:25 PM
COLD SPRING WATERFRONT -12:45 PM
NEWBURGH YACHT CLUB -13:20 PM
NEWBURGH WATERFRONT/RIVERFRONT MARINA - 13:30 PM
On the morning of Wednesday, January 18th, at five am, members of the Hudson Sloop Club were notified that the Riverloft building in the North Bay area of Hudson, NY was burning. The building, which was recently donated to their sister organization, Kite’s Nest, housed all of the Sloop Club’s materials and supplies. Fortunately, the club’s larger boats that live on trailers were outside and subsequently spared. The fire destroyed the entire building and everything in it. The building was completely demolished by the end of the day. The Hudson Sloop Club suffered deep, material losses, but luckily no one was harmed, and no lives were lost in the fire.