Wed, Nov 01|
Shattemuc Yacht Club
Hudson River Pilots
The State of New York relies on the Hudson River Pilots Association to be the front line in the effort to protect the river environment and maintain safe commerce to all the ports along the river.
Time & Location
Nov 01, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Shattemuc Yacht Club, 46 Westerly Rd, Ossining, NY 10562, USA
About the Event
Explored in 1609 by Henry Hudson, the Hudson River was a major transportation route for the Native Americans and early settlers. Today, these waters are still navigable by ocean vessels to Albany, NY.
Started in 1958, The Hudson River Pilots Association are both Federally and State Licensed Pilots employed to safely and efficiently guide vessels to the ports along the Hudson River.
Vessel voyages with the Hudson River Pilots begin at the Yonkers Pilot Station for a 56 mile transit in the lower half of the Hudson, passing under 6 bridges, twisting through the sharp turns at the US Military Academy at West Point and, after an approximately a 5.5 hour trip, ending at the second pilot station at Norrie Point. After a second pilot exchange, the upper part of the Hudson River involves a 54 mile run to the Port of Albany. This transit can take from 6 to 7.5 hours, depending on the vessel as the navigable channel north of Kingston, NY narrows to a width of 400 feet. Total transit time from Yonkers to Albany is 11 to 13 hours.
Presented by Paul Chevalier of the Hudson River Pilots Association
There will be a Q&A after the program.
- RSVP is required for admission to the Lecture Series
- Limited guest capacity
- FREE to attend
- There will NOT be a potluck supper at this event