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Fri Oct 29 15:29:55 EDT 2010

Issuma was going up the Hudson River, and I was looking for a place with easier (land) transportation to put Rosemary Ruth, so I figured the easiest way to do that was for Issuma to tow Rosemary Ruth upriver.

To use their blognames, Tugster and Bowsprite came along for part of the trip. Tugster wrote about it here

Rondout Lighthouse
Mon Oct 25 18:54:57 EDT 2010, Kingston, NY

The pretty lighthouse at Rondout Creek and Hudson River, marking the entrance to Kingston.

Wed Oct 20 18:53:36 EDT 2010, Haverstraw Bay, NY

It seems that anytime I want to go somewhere this fall there is a gale :). So it was when we left New York City, to head up the Hudson River to Stony Point. We left in the morning, expecting the gale to start that night, figuring we had enough time to anchor during daylight if we kept the speed up (we were going with the flood current and used the motor as well as tht sails).

My friend Michael was taking his sloop to Stony Point as well, so, to ensure he could get in and dock before dark, Issuma towed him,, as you can see in the picture. The Tappan Zee Bridge is in the background.

Issuma anchored and Michael docked before dark as planned. I set two anchors, the main anchor (Raya), and used the dinghy to set the 44lb Guardian/Fortress anchor in less than 2m of water. The Raya probably would have been enough on its own, but it was set in a small 10m patch, and if it dragged a short distance, the bottom dropped off steeply, and I was concerned we might get blown into the channel, so I wanted two anchors for the gale. The anchors held with no problems, only requiring moving the rope for the Guardian/Fortress anchor every change of tide to avoid chafing on the bowsprit.

Wed Oct 20 18:56:40 EDT 2010 | Richard Hudson
Many thanks to my friend from Nyack whose contact information I do not have.
Anchored in Hudson River
Thu Oct 14 13:42:19 EDT 2010

Issuma at anchor in the Hudson River.

Fri Oct 15 13:49:25 EDT 2010 | George Ray
At Anchor: What sort of bottom and what anchor do you have out?
Wed Oct 20 15:29:46 EDT 2010 | Richard Hudson
Soft mud bottom. I used the 88lb Raya and 60m chain (in 12-14m water). Dragged every change of tide and needed to be aboard to check for dragging whenever it was windy.
Halve Maen
Tue Oct 12 18:38:20 EDT 2010, New York, NY, USA

While Issuma was anchored in the Hudson River, off Manhattan's Upper West Side, this replica of the Halve Maen (Half Moon in English) sailed by.

The original Halve Maen was the first European ship to document entry into what is now called the Delaware Bay and River, and to explore the Hudson River as far as what is now Albany, NY.

Hudson River
Mon Oct 11 18:04:58 EDT 2010, New York, NY, USA

East River
Thu Oct 7 9:38:09 EDT 2010, East River, New York City, NY, USA

Fri Oct 8 8:24:49 EDT 2010 | georgelewisray
Where to next?
Sun Oct 10 12:24:47 EDT 2010 | Jesse
Great to see you last night, Issuma's looking terrific and so are you and crew. Thanks again for the hospitality and cockpit yarns. Adventurer/explorers such as yourself these days are simply far too few. Have a good trip north, and good times on that fine sailing vessel of yours. Smooth sailing in all things!
East River
Wed Oct 6 10:08:14 EDT 2010, East River, New York City, NY, USA

The approach to Hell Gate, an area of fast tidal currents and two 90 degree turns that is best passed through at slack water.

Wed Oct 6 11:26:58 EDT 2010 | Jay
Sorry to miss you in Labrador this summer. What a beautiful place, eh? We're in Hant's Harbour, NL over in Trinity Bay and plan to leave the boat here for the winter so we can be up here next summer for a longer cruise.
Be safe on the way south and fair winds.
Wed Oct 6 22:00:16 EDT 2010 | Richard Hudson
Thanks. Sorry to miss you in Labrador, it was a really beautiful place.

I looked into leaving the boat in Newfoundland for the winter, but have a bunch of stuff to do to it and decided it was better to stay aboard for the winter.
East River
Tue Oct 5 22:16:07 EDT 2010, East River, New York City, NY, USA

East River
Tue Oct 5 9:40:35 EDT 2010, East River, New York City, NY, USA

We had a pleasant motor thru the East River. The airplane in the picture is approaching the landing strip at La Guardia airport in Queens.

Tue Oct 5 14:40:53 EDT 2010 | Dan B
Farther from Nannuk Harbor, I believe they call them "runways". :-) Nice to see that you're in town! I looked towards Liberty Marina, but couldn't spot Issuma.
Tue Oct 5 22:05:13 EDT 2010 | Richard Hudson
I guess with the planes landing one minute apart you do need to call them runways :).

Issuma is currently anchored in the Hudson River around 100th street.
Tue Oct 5 23:44:43 EDT 2010 | bonnie
Welcome back!
Wed Oct 6 10:06:06 EDT 2010 | Richard Hudson
Thanks. It is nice to be back (even if only for a short time).

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