People who visit the area north of Albany by land or sea will have even more opportunities to explore the canal trails signifying our nation’s past, thanks to continued work by the Town of Halfmoon and the New York State Canal Corporation.
Ahhh, ya gotta love those quaint, historic, charming river towns: Lumberville, Frenchtown, Stockton, Lambertville. Wait a minute; hold the phone: Lumberville, Frenchtown??? Whoops, I’m so used to the Hudson being The River that it really didn’t dawn on me that another river—in this case the Delaware—could also have quaint, historic, charming river towns. Now, having Been There, Done That, I have been “enlightened”.
To Whom It May Concern:
The Hudson River Boat and Yacht Club Association (HRBYCA), representing thirty one (31) boat clubs and three thousand (3000) individual members on the Hudson River, is strongly opposed to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) proposal to put barge anchorage sites along the Hudson River. We request that the Coast Guard hold public hearings so that all factors are considered before any commitment is made regarding such anchorage sites. We also request that a complete environmental review be conducted to explore any potential negative impact on the ecosystem and native wildlife.
The Viking was built at Christen Christensen’s Framnes Shipyard in Sandefjord, Norway in 1892-93. It was copied after the ancient Viking ship Gokstad. Excavated in 1880, the Gokstad had been called the most beautiful ship ever built.
This morning was beautiful. A bit of smoke on the water as mist rose through a great September sunrise. The air a bit cooler and drier than it has been.
Really, though, the weather has been great and it was nearly perfect for the Roundup - which was pretty darned good!
This trip, taking a historic copy of a large Viking ship across the North Atlantic from Norway to Labrador,Canada and then to the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes, was truly epic in every sense of the word! The many videos on Youtube provides the viewer with a real sense of what it was like for the original Vikings to have made this trip a thousand years ago. “Oh, you did not know that Vikings explored much of the Northern part of our continent long before anyone else”? Well they did, and there is plenty of proof given to us by archeologists that this is so. Actually on this trip some of the archeological findings were featured in support of the ships trip.