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Re: Best Route from Mahattan to LI Sound

Next stop on the North Shore past Glen Cove is Oyster Bay which is worth exploring. Then its Northport/Huntington with lots of choices for anchoring or getting a mooring. The town of Northport is charming, and last I heard allows free transient tieup for a couple of hours. Next stop east is Port Jeff again with lots of anchoring or mooring choices. On the Connnecticut shore there's a harbor every few miles. Entrances can be bit trickier due to rocks and reefs so watch the charts. My favorite marina on the Ct shore is Brewers Pilots Point in Westbrook. For details, get a copy of the Embassy Guide to Long Island Sound. Invaluable for those exploring LIS for the first time.
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Alternatively, you could sail south to Brooklyn and head easy past Fire Island. There is a crossing through the center of LI call the Shinnecock. Would take longer but it's a cooler sail and you avoid the Beast River currents, traffic and jackass boaters. Just saying. I would rather go up the hudson and around than take the east river.
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Alternatively, you could sail south to Brooklyn and head easy past Fire Island. There is a crossing through the center of LI call the Shinnecock. Would take longer but it's a cooler sail and you avoid the Beast River currents, traffic and jackass boaters. Just saying. I would rather go up the hudson and around than take the east river.
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Note also that the chart for the East River has a note to the effect that you cannot transit the west passage by Roosevelt Island when the UN General Assembly is in session (an anti-terrorism rule, I presume). So in a sailboat, make sure that isn't the case on your planned day, as the east passage is not useable by sailboats (low clearance fixed bridge from the Queens side to the island).
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Re: Best Route from Mahattan to LI Sound

Note also that the chart for the East River has a note to the effect that you cannot transit the west passage by Roosevelt Island when the UN General Assembly is in session (an anti-terrorism rule, I presume). So in a sailboat, make sure that isn't the case on your planned day, as the east passage is not useable by sailboats (low clearance fixed bridge from the Queens side to the island). -Clarity

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