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The Coast Guard replies!

Coast Guard responds to letter about boat horn noise | BatteryPark.TV

Oops! Gotta go! When I hear the train whistle I know what time it is. Thar she blows! Those guys are punctual.


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oh look.. they are also complaining that the ferries use their engines to hold them in the terminal by "gunning their engines"

Sorry, but you moved next to a working seaport, you should have expected some noise.

Once I was a little sympathetic as the article stated that sounding the horns was "new" but now that I see that the ferries using their engines to stay in the terminal is a "topic of lively discussion" I can see that it is just somebody who spent too much money to live on the water and only now realizing what that means..

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"I feel your pain. When I was growing up. I lived in an apartment in Brooklyn over a Chinese laundry a block away from the overhead trains."
YES! The schmuck's letter got forwarded to someone who knows exactly how life works. Thirty years ago, the Battery was a desolate wasteland outside of business hours. And before the landfill from the World Trade Center, Battery Park City simply didn't exist. (About 1/3 of lower Manhattan is actually landfill out from the original shores.)

So when some johnny come lately complains "Gee, I moved into a seaport and its noisy"...ROFLMAO. They should give the poor bstard two free tickets for a Nantucket Sleigh Ride and see what he's got to say after that fun.
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Funny thread! reminds me of the person who suggested airplanes should have horns to help traffic pattern congestion at uncontrolled airports.

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In Canada many of the lightstations are losing their fog signals. I understand folks who had waterfront property nearby were disturbed by the sounds.

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I Don't think I've ever heard the Hudson River ferries use their horns when backing out of their slip. I know it wasn't used the last time I took it from Weehawken to Mid-town. The SI ferry uses one blast as it goes forward in both directions. I'm trying hard to remember if I've heard the East River ferries use theirs, clearly they are now.
When I had a slip on the Hudson the helicopters created more of a constant drone than the ferries
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I don't understand dirt dwellers at all....
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