There can be few destinations that match sailing up to Manhattan on your own yacht. While New York is not on the main cruising routes for European sailors, the appeal is such that it is nevertheless a popular destination. The city has a huge number of options for mooring, including marinas in prime areas such as Manhattan’s West 79th Street Boat Basin, which also has lower-cost mooring buoys in the Hudson River for monohulls.
Downtown from the air: This aerial shot shows just how much of New York can be reached from the water. Credit: dsearls – Flickr.com
The Hudson River opens up above Manhattan and is navigable for almost 150 miles by deep draught yachts with air draught of more than 35 metres. Half Moon Bay marina, 25 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River is another potential stop, with lower rates than in the city itself. Beyond that, it’s possible for yachts that drop their masts to reach the Great Lakes via a well-maintained canal system. Similarly, the entire coastline around New York, including the extensive, but relatively sheltered waters of Long Island Sound, is one of the world’s best nautical playgrounds. There are numerous bays, islands and estuaries here, with facilities to match the best found anywhere on the planet.
Indeed, facilities both in the city and on the New Jersey and Connecticut coastline are so extensive it’s impossible to mention them all. However, simply spending time with a map or chart and looking at all the possibilities makes for a fascinating way to spend a few hours of planning or dreaming.
Spring and early summer are the best times to visit, as this avoids the heat of mid summer and the possibility of storms that started life as hurricanes in the Caribbean. This timing also allows the possibility of working north from the popular winter sailing areas in the Caribbean, Florida and maybe Bermuda, once winter storms have dissipated, and would also leave time to return across the Atlantic, via the Azores. However, many cruisers are sure to be tempted to spend a second summer season exploring this area before returning home.
"Where Do We Go From Here?"
Posted Oct. 23, 2011, 9:32 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt On the one month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, Ed David went to Liberty Plaza to find out where the movement will go next.
Director ED DAVID
Producer DANA SALVATORE
Cinematography ED DAVID & ANDREW MCMULLEN
Editors LILY HENDERSON & ED DAVID
Assistant Producer JILLIAN MASON
Typically, acquiring banks and processors have processes in place to ensure that rule changes are identified and the appropriate changes made, they note in an unpublished article. Confusion over whether the new rules were indeed rules or just ‘best practices’ has caught many in the industry off-guard. As a result, many processors may already be unknowingly in breach of the new rules.
One rule is that payment processors must now create a fee disclosure schedule to include with merchant applications and agreements. That includes fees such as the merchant discount rate, pass-through rates, interchange plus mark-up rates, bundled pricing plans, and fees for tiered, qualified, mid-qualified, and non-qualified rates, along with authorization and settlement fees.
While many processors might believe their current applications are in compliance with this rule, they likely are not, the attorneys note. The problem is that the fee disclosure must clearly and conspicuously detail the methodology …
Proposed Contaminated Fill Site
Thank you for taking interest in the future of our community, it’s watershed, Shawnigan Creek, Shawnigan Lake and our childrens future.
South Island Aggregates (S.I.A.) is presently operating two mine sites (Lots 23 & 21 in Goldstream Heights)
The mine site is at 460 Stebbings Road with access via a gated bridge over Shawnigan Creek. They are located within the “Shawnigan Lake Watershed Protection Area” right along the west bank of Shawnigan Creek.
S.I.A. has applied for a license through the Ministry of Environment (MOE) to import and bury contaminatedwaste on this mine site.
This contaminated material will be trucked in from all over the island with most other municipalities using this facility to dispose of their unwanted contaminated material.
S.I.A. estimates a life span of 50 years and 100,000 tons per year of contaminated waste trucked to and dumped into our watershed. That’s “FIVE MILLION TONS” of contaminated waste dumped in our waters…