My sincere apologies to the fair people of Annapolis
. My comment was pretentious and out of line. I am sorry.
Regrading the safety
of New York
Harbor, I have it on good authority that a crab doesn't fart in the harbor that goes unobserved by the eye in the sky.
Given it's strategic and economic significance, it is probably one of the world's most heavily policed waterways as is evidenced by the presence of multiple law enforcement agencies from two states and the Federal Government
including an active military presence.
USCG fast boats with .30 cal
continuously patrol the harbor and the NYPD has air asserts on duty at all times.
Harbor is a great place for sailing and is a favored cruising destination
for Mega Yachts and mom and pop cruisers alike. Despite the navigational challenges presented by the heavy commercial
traffic and tricky currents, it is a wonderfully rewarding place to visit given it's rich history
and both geographic and architectural points if interest.
Any cruisers who apply common sense and prudent judgement will find their challenges well within their reach. Believe it or not, the people are actually really nice and like sailors everywhere, anxious to lend a hand where and when required.
They just maybe don't suffers fools so well, but we all have our shortcomings....