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post #17 of Old 01-21-2012
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We have stayed at Liberty Marina at least 5 times during our annual trip from the Chesapeake to the LI Sound and points north. It is fairly expensive, but has a great view of Manahattan at night, a better than average restaurant, and in the summer sometimes has music with the NY skyline as a backdrop. In addition the high speed shuttle ferry docks right in the marina for a 15 minute trip to the southern Manahhatan stop on the Hudson which is a short walk to the financial district as well as the new World Trade Center. Its a great jumping off place for a ride up the East River to the LI Sound.

We have also stayed and anchored behind Sandy Hook at the CG station, nice place, and also frequent the Atlantic Hihghlands anchorage and moorings as they offer good protection behind the breakwater. We have also seen some 6 ft spots as S/V Auspicious has. They have accepted reciprocity of our memebership in the Chesapeake Bay Yachting Association so the moorings cost us $20 but I think the going rate is $50. We have stayed before at Horsehoe Cove, but as was mentioned not protected from the N or NW and the fish traps are numerous and hard to see, especially if you are coming in or leaving in the dark to catch the tides.

Atlantic Highlands for a jumping off point for the East River, If you catch the incoming tide it is about 11/2 hours at 6 knots to the Battery and is a good place to set up for the ride north.


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