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Re: Hell Gate Transit - Advice Needed
Just a heads up... I would double check ( call for) diesel fuel availability in the Atlantic Highlands, I believe that they may be temporarily closed. I'm not sure if Great Kills is open yet either..Liberty landing may have diesel. I'm being told that Atlantic Highlands YC will not be renting mooring balls this season. You can anchor as always, but launch service may be limited. You might just want to drop a hook in horseshoe cove behind sandy hook until 6 a.m. weather permitting. I'll know more about fuel stops as the week goes on.
With regard to Hell Gate and the east river..... If coming from the south..I generally cross over to the right side of the main hudson river channel and stay east of the channel toward the bay ridge anchorage and either hug the anchorage or cut through it and take Buttermilk Channel ( behind Governor's island) to access the east river. Unless you feel you need a close up of the Statue. Make sure you keep Roosevelt island to your starboard going up river. Have a great trip..