Originally Posted by larman
Has anyone cruised from Baltimore to Port Jefferson on Long Island. Was wondering how long this would take at 10-12 knots?
Bmore to top of bay at c and d canal one day. Leave daybreak into canal and down Delaware bay. Stop Cape May. Run the canal and anchor at the coast guard station. Leave before dawn and drive north to Sandy Hook. Again anchor at the coast Guard station. Head into New York harbor and up the East river. Enter the Sound and hopefully make Port Jefferson. A long day and if the current is not favorable through Hells Gate stop at City Island or oyster en route.
Once you enter Delaware Bay to round Cape May secure (hide) any sharp items until you get to NYC. The Jersey coast is the most boring transit on the east coast. Nothing but Atlantic City ahead and behind as you head north.
Enjoy. We used to make the trip on our sailboat annually. It literally drove us to purchase a trawler!