We are now docked at the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston. We have the entire dock to ourselves:
The museum has a really great deal for boaters. For the price of an annual membership and $1.50 per foot we get to stay overnight on their dock, with electric hookup and water included. Plus, now that we’re members, we got to visit the museum for free. They have really great exhibits and artifacts from the history of the river and a special exhibit about the Fulton steamship centennial and Henry Hudson tricentennial celebrations of 1909.
The trip down from Catskill was very quick. We had the tide with us the whole way, and we made such great time that we were able to duck into Saugerties and check out the town and lighthouse.
Despite the ebbing tide, the surface of the river was the smoothest we’ve seen yet. Karen captured it in these pictures:
And finally, after days of searching, we spotted the replica of Henry Hudson’s ship. Here is the Halfmoon: