Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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Re: NYC - 4th of July - Am I Nutzo?
We did the NYC fireworks in 2000, with OpSail (Eagle was not the biggest) and world navies filling the harbor (three aircraft carriers with jump-jets and helicopters landing and taking off, and destroyers and tactical vessels lining the channel up to the GWB) , along with all the cruising boats, cabin cruisers, daysailers, runabouts, USCG and Police RIBís, jet skis and kayaks. SUPís were not in the equation then. It was fantastic, and the fireworks unbelievable. Definitely not an opportunity to be missed. Showers ashore? Who cares? A slip at Chelsea Piers sounds good. We anchored off Ellis Island and had many of the issues others have complained about, though their relevance has diminished in retrospect.