Monday, July 24, 2017

Statue of Liberty

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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Young or old, there’s something splendid about seeing Lady Liberty from your boat. This former lighthouse is a landmark, a world-famous icon of freedom, and an accessible attraction for local boaters.

Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline. Spectacular helicopterWhen the weather’s balmy and the waters are placid, boaters can make a sightseeing trip to the Statue of Liberty from most Long Island harbors in a day. From the south, pass Brooklyn, go under the Verrazano Bridge to the southern tip of Manhattan, and thrill as the Statue of Liberty comes into view. From the north, pass under both the Throgs Neck and Whitestone Bridges, travel down the East River, and head around the southern tip of Manhattan until you spot the looming lady in the harbor.

Though the Statue of Liberty welcomes all, security and safety are paramount. Keep a safe distance and heed U.S. Coast Guard and harbor police regulations, restrictions, and warnings. Look out for cruise ships, tourist boats, ferries, and tugboats!

If you’re heading in from one of Long Island’s eastern harbors, or want to take in more of the sights, stay overnight at a local marina. There is transient space available at North Cove Marina, located between South End Avenue and Liberty Street (917-677-7680), New York Chelsea Pier Marina (212-336-7873), and Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City (201-985-8000).

NavTool_icon3For more information:  www.nps.gov/stli/index.htm.

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