There were several stops on the upriver journey, where invited guests could board or disembark. One of them was Hudson. Newburgh was also one of the original stops, but because of Winter Storm Stella, the boat was not able to dock there. As it happened, docking in Hudson turned out to be a challenge, but it had little to do with the snowstorm.
Because the City's floating docks have not yet been put out after the winter season nor have the Hudson Power Boat Association's floating docks, the only place that a boat the size of Manhattan II could safely put up was the bulkhead at the state boat launch, where a selection of the chain link fence had to be pulled back to allow passengers to disembark.
|Photo courtesy Alan Neumann|
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