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|Author||Topic: Manhattan 2012|
posted 01-13-2012 08:31 PM ET (US)
Manhattan Whaler Run
Statue of Liberty
Permits filed details to follow
posted 01-15-2012 11:15 AM ET (US)
Looking forward to it.
Thanks for all your work organizing these days. Let me know if there is anything I can do to assist you in any way.
posted 01-16-2012 12:02 PM ET (US)
Will this be a one way run again or a circuit?
posted 03-24-2012 05:55 PM ET (US)
I will be joining you for this.
Let me know if there is anything you need.
posted 03-28-2012 04:15 PM ET (US)
Are you still running your 17 footer, or have you moved up?
posted 03-30-2012 03:57 PM ET (US)
Still the 17 footer when I do get out. I have been bitten by the offshore fishing bug so I haven't been using mine much. I think I am going to keep it down the Shore this season as the Lake seems so small now.
I have been keeping my eyes open for a 22 Revenge for the right price. I did see a sweet 27 foot Whaler with twin Hondas for under 30K on CL that I have dreams of buying.
posted 04-01-2012 12:37 PM ET (US)
I seem to have the same itch as you.
It's hard not to be attracted to the 25 and 27 foot hulls on the market. I look forward to the day I can have a larger boat in a slip. But with a new job that is taking quite a bit of my time, and college for 3 looming, my practical side keeps winning the battle.
Let me know when you are heading, and maybe I can join you.
posted 06-08-2012 11:00 AM ET (US)
Looking forward to this. Is this still on? A month to go and haven't seen any details.
posted 06-19-2012 12:39 PM ET (US)
Due to lack of interest and the the inability to secure a sponsor again this year the event will remain as a date only.
We will continue to secure the necessary permits yearly to insure the possibility of a future gathering. Our efforts here were rewarded over the years as I know of no other gathering larger than the Manhattan Run. Thanks go out to all those who participated in the past who will remain as part of Whaler history.
posted 06-29-2012 09:16 AM ET (US)
Sad to hear it.
I have a boat full of disappointed crew.
I think I'm going to go anyway if the weather is decent.
Do I need any permits as a single vessel?
posted 07-19-2012 08:23 AM ET (US)
As stated above the premits are in place and we continue to find great support from the U.S.C.G. , Homeland Security. and the N.Y.P.D.. The N.Y.P.D. Harbor patrol has offered assistance to those who may still want to enjoy the day in New York waters.
"I’m glad to see you are still enjoying this annual event despite the economic times.
Enjoy and safe event,
New York City Police Department
Harbor Patrol Unit
Operations and Planning
posted 07-22-2012 04:53 PM ET (US)
The 2012 Manhattan Whaler Run was a HUGE success. My clasic smirked Montauk with myself, friend Danny (Gilligan) and two admirable NYPD heroes set sail from Liberty State Park Launch at 9:45. There were about a dozen trailers in the lot, most of which I assumed carried Whalers. We motored out to greet Lady Liberty in all her glory. The low angle sun shining on her face gave a unique contrast to her features. We then surveyed the local seas. There was a confluence of ferry swells and pleasure boat wakes creating a slosh that frequently entered the stern splashwell. My mates commented on the conspicuous lack of Whalers quipping that I probably dragged them out there on the wrong date. I assured them that we were a few minutes early and the die-hard rendezvous Whalerers would soon arrive in armada fashion. We visited the nearby Liberty Landing marina to marvel at the decadent yachts and comment on how only the yacht owners with impeccable taste would have Whalers instead of RIBs for their launches.
As the 10:30 gathering time approached, I turned the Montauk astern toward her name's sake port and set out for Liberty Island again. A single small white hull grew in the distance, ovvasionally disappearing when in a ferry wake trough. Our excitement grew as I ventured a guess that the hull was a Ventura model. A half-mile closer and all doubt was removed, she was a fellow Cetacean. I gestured to the captain with a "Where-is-everybody-else" shrug...he returned the gesture. After brief conversation and mutual vessel admiration, we were informed that the Ventura captain, Alain, and his family, were visiting New York Harbor from across the border to the north and they were unaware of the approaching armada of die-hard Whaler owners gathering to circumnavigate Manhattan Island. Alain declined to join the cruize in favor of other plans. We departed with a thumbs-up.
By now, 10:30 had come and gone. We were beginning to realize that it would be our sole responsibility to embark upon the prodigious undertaking of circumnavigating Manhattan as a single vessel. We eagerly accepted the honorable challenge!!
The Montauk's seaworthiness was tested in the disorganized chop and swell of the harbor. Upon entering the East river, we slowed to 1500 RPM so Gilligan (a recently retired History teacher) and two of New York's Finest (truly) could admire the metropolis from a unique perspective and share their collective wealth of knowledge about the city. They shared details about various neighborhoods, buildings, factories, and other landmarks. Once we lost sight of the Pallisades sill to our north, we came into the the most impressive view of the Freedom Tower work in progress. This was a moving moment, enhanced by having two NYPD officers on board.
We cruized past the USS Intrepid museum and wondered about the large grey "balloon" on her stern deck. Upon reviewing my photos, the enclosure appears to house the Space Shuttle Enterprise. What a treat to see this!
We motored casually back to the launch through the mountainous ferry and cruiser wakes. The prop was not shined, and the hull not dinged...a successful boating adventure.
This was a most memorable trip. And, since we enjoyed it as a single vessel, I thought I would share a brief rememberance for you all. Thanks to James who continues to promote this event and secure the permits etc. Thanks to all the NYPD, NYFD first-responders, active public servants, and retirees.
PLEASE try to join us next year, we would love to see you all out there with us.
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