Saturday, June 7, 2014

Through Hells Gate - Norwalk to Croton-on-Hudson

The trip through the western end of L.I. Sound, down the East River, through Hells Gate and up the Harlem River to the Hudson is always exciting.

The barges are large and scary, but predictable.

Michael and Xuan, who joined us in Norwalk, rode on the bow and took pictures of everything.
The New Jersey Palisades.
After 60 nautical miles we reached our destination and settled in for the night at Half Moon Bay Marina.

Captain's Supplement:

Most cruising visitors to New York harbor travel down the East River, around The Battery, and up the Hudson River but the Harlem River (a short-cut to the Hudson coming from the Long Island Sound) provides an intimate New York experience apart from the time honored views of the city.

Having timed slack tide for Hell's Gate we had a smooth ride passed Mill Rock.

Along the way here's some of the sights.

At the junction of the Hudson River is the "very low" Spuyten Duyvill railroad swing bridge.

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