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On Tuesday, May 13th, I flew from Cleveland to NYC. We spent the morning provisioning the sailboat for our trip up the Hudson River. The purpose of the trip is to reposition the boat from Bradenton, FL to Traverse City, MI. We spent the afternoon sailing around the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan Island. We were docking at the North Cove Marina, which is right across the street from Ground Zero and the new World Trade Center.

Statue of Liberty Lower Manhattan World Trade Center

On Wednesday morning we departed NYC and headed North up the Hudson River. We found that there is quite a lot of traffic on the river, barges, pleasure craft, fisherman and lots of floating debris. We passed by all of those ritzy places in upper Manhattan, some destruction from Sandy and as we went “Up The River,” we passed by the real Sing Sing New York Correctional Facility.

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We spent Wednesday night at Croton-on-Hudson, a nice little town about 30 miles north of NYC. We spent most of today, Thursday the 15th with low clouds, fog and rain. The weather report for Friday is more of the same.