There is no more interesting character than “Dallas” whom I have featured on the cover for September.
Back in 2005, Dallas began his quest to build a raft, out of the most impossible junk you have ever seen, and float it down the Hudson River to New York City. As I looked into all this nonsense and saw the following that he had developed, I began to realize that this was more than just adventure.
Manhattan was melting on a mid July morning and I was escaping to the cool water and breezes of Sandy Hook National Park.
It was an easy, ten-minute walk from Grand Central Terminal to the Seastreak Pier at 34th St on the East River. There I caught the ferry at 8:45 AM, which got me the early bird special. The rate was thirty dollars round trip. Later trips from the same location cost forty six dollars round trip. Children under 5 ride free and fewer than 12 at reduced rates.
An opportunity like no other! A beautifully, well-built restaurant situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Athens, NY. This stunning turn key operation is the chance of a lifetime. The relationship between Hudson and Athens is key to the success of anyone who purchases this waterfront dream. While it may be the “Local’s”, who are the main customers of this restaurant, it is the tourists and regular out of town visitors, who will continue to grow the market. Promoting this tourism effort is greatly supported by the “very active” Greene County Tourism Agency.
The competitors are milling around in the starting area, the breeze is up, it’s 2:00 PM on July 27th 2017, the horn sounds and they are off for a 205 mile race around Long Island. It starts under the watchful eyes of Lady Liberty and ends at the breakwater in Hempstead Harbor.
Brad Poster, Executive director of the united way of Columbia and Greene Counties has developed a way of reaching across a wide spectum of the communitys within Columbia and Greene Counties to raise financial support for 501c3’s, (non profits) in a fun, inspirtional day of catfishing!
Located right on Beach Road. In the heart of Lake George Village this event perfectly winds up summer! It represents a final chance to take a demo ride on a beautiful new 2018 boat of your choice, or stroll through a wide range of models of your choice boats brought here by representative dealers on lake George and the surrounding Lakes of the Adirondacks.
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.
USS Saratoga (CV-3) steams along with USS Enterprise (CV-6) towards battle against the Japanese Navy in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Though Saratoga did not suffer damage, the Enterprise was hit by four bombs and needed significant repairs.
My earliest recollections are of Lake Meahagh filled with sea grass with open patches of clear water. In these patches was the fish that I was taught to catch by my father with popping bugs and jitterbugs. Large mouth bass and big sunfish.