Originally Posted by Chenonceau
Thanks, I used a site that describes all the bridges on the East River. I panicked when I saw the clearance. I looked closer at a map I have and noticed that I can go around Rikers Island to the North between Brothers Island and Rikers. Thanks for your feedback, and the tip on River View.
My trip will start in Sodus Bay, go to Oswego and down the Oswego Canal to the Erie Canal, then to the Hudson, around the Battery
and up through the East River to the Long Island
Sound, and finally around Orient point to Greenport. Which legs have you done? I am beginning to estimate distance, hours, and days. Any information or resources you can point me to will help.
I used to unstep my mast at Oswego. Their prices have gone up a lot in the last few years so some cruisers unstep at Sodus and, if it's a nice quiet day, make the run to Oswego.
The canal should be taken at a leisurely pace. It's a nice motor
with good, free places to tie up in the evenings. Five days will be plenty of time to get to the Hudson. Step the mast at catskill and three easy days you'll be in NY harbour. I anchor
along the Hudson, usually on the west side as the squalls usually come from that direction. It's been quite a while since I went to Newport
last so I don't remember how long I took in the East River and LIS.
The tidal current
is strong in the Hudson all the way up to Troy Lock but I used to just get up and go rather than wait for a fair current
. If it's against you it can be a bit slow around West Point. just bear with it and enjoy the trip.