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Old 02-22-2021, 01:50 PM   #21
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Shady Harbor Marina is a great stop just south of Albany and the Erie Canal. https://www.shadyharbormarina.com/
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:06 PM   #22
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As a retired railroader the sound of the trains is music to my ears because the railroad bought my boat and everything else I have.
No shortage of them. Pax trains on the East shore. Freight trains on the West. Every 15 minutes or so during a normal work day.
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The freight train line turns inland at Hyde Park. Frankly, we never found them intrusive whatsoever.
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As a retired railroader the sound of the trains is music to my ears because the railroad bought my boat and everything else I have.
AAh - I think I remember you from the BOC and NJ maybe?
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I second the suggestion to time your passage to the current in the Hudson. Makes a big difference whether you are fighting the current or letting it push you along. I found the "Tidal Currents Trip Planner" app very helpful.
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Shady Harbor Marina is a great stop just south of Albany and the Erie Canal. https://www.shadyharbormarina.com/
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Wonderful people at this marina. I had a mechanical issue on my way to the Chesapeake last fall and ended up storing my boat on the hard for the winter here. Brian and his staff made an unfortunate situation quite tolerable. The food at the restaurant, alone, is worthy of a stop.
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We did the Champlain canal several years ago during high water and just barely cleared the lowest bridge. The air draft was 16 1/2 feet to the top of the enclosure.
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The lock operators apparently are able to lower the water level some if you are close to hitting. I wouldn't bother trying if you don't have at least 17' air draft. I did this trip from Champlain and the length of the Hudson and into Long Island Sound. We found Croton Point to be a good anchorage tucked in behind the "elbow". Catskill marina was also a good stop farther north. Waterford is a great stop, but we just stopped for lunch, not overnight. You might be surprised that there is a decent tidal current all the way to/from Albany, so best to time your travel favorably if you can. I can share more details on this route if anyone is interested. Including NYC and Hell's gate.
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