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Arthur Kill Graveyard of Ships

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  • Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard

    Located in the Arthur Kill just north of Rossville on Staten Island, the Tugboat Graveyard is an amazing collection of decomposing hulks-- tugboats, rescue tugs, dredging barges, old ferries, and others. Further south, near Charleston, you can find the remnants of all-wood coal barges, which were probably built more than a century ago and scuttled in the early 20th century.

    This time we are going to start at  PERTH AMBOY, NJ. The idea is to make it longer in time and distance. We are also going to see an variety of marinas and parks in the portion of the Staten Island along the Arthur Kills.

    It is very important to BE ON TIME, I have calculated tides coming in and out to play in our favor

    SKILL LEVEL :

    This paddle is classified Intermediate - there are strong currents, and we'll be crossing a shipping channel.  You MUST be able to keep up with the group and follow the directions of the Point and Sweep paddlers.

    BOATS LEVEL :

    Boat Types/Lengths: Plastic boats 12 feet and over are required since there will likely be a lot of debris in the graveyard.

    CONTACT NUMBER :

    Victor M Quintero[masked]

    NOTES :

    *Special Equipment Needed: PFDs are MANDATORY . Spray skirts are recommended, as are bilge pumps, and any safety gear such as paddle floats, marine radios, etc.

    * DRYSUIT> WETSUIT or combo of those

    * Lunch and water

    * Distance ; 9.5 MILES ROUND TRIP

    * Duration ; 4 Hrs  +/- 30 Min

    * NO SHUTTLE REQUIERED

    IMPORTANT :

    *The Delaware Valley Kayakers collects no dues and assumes no responsibility. NOTICE: By attending an event you are agreeing that YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AT ALL TIMES. No member of the group EXCEPT YOURSELF can be held responsible for any damages, accidents, or liabilities incurred while paddling with us. Paddling is an inherently dangerous sport. Information is provided with the understanding that the providers are not engaged in rendering advice on technical matters, equipment performance, safety, or any other aspect of the sport in absolute terms or advocating any of the techniques or experiences described.

    * Don't get into the water before our safety meeting

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Guys.
    Please have a plan B, because Sunday forecast is HIGH winds and GUST around 28MPH. If this conditions persist I will be cancelling the trip Saturday morning.

    November 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Victor, I was wondering about sundays weather plus the temperture is going to drop, wasn't sure if I wanted be on the water when it's that cold :(

      November 20, 2013

  • Bruce A.

    In addition, With the high temp of the day not to exceed 35, I wouldn't complain if you cancelled. Sorry for being a wuss.
    Bruce

    November 20, 2013

  • Egbert

    Have to get some more work done this weekend. Darn!

    November 19, 2013

  • Michele

    Have to cancel... Sorry

    November 18, 2013

  • Kris K.

    I need a bigger boat =D

    November 11, 2013

    • Andy F

      btw thats me on the boat in the picture

      1 · November 11, 2013

    • Kris K.

      My gf has a 12' but no skirt for it.

      November 11, 2013

  • Denice

    Can't attend, sorry..I'll be in NC !

    November 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello guys .
    I have finally moved the date of the trip to hope for a blessing of the Gods towards that day. Also I have change the meetup place so we can make it around 9.5 Miles round trip. Any question just asked.
    thanks. The put in is a MAKE UP, so it is a little rocky and 200 feet away from the parking lot

    November 9, 2013

  • A'gota / A.

    I changed to no because you canceled the trip. But I'm interested this trip or other trips.
    Victor you can cancel the trip through event host.....

    November 9, 2013

  • Andy F

    What did u have in mind? I've got a kayak traer and there are loads of creeks to do

    November 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    HELLO.
    The trip will be cancel due to the GUST around 29 MPH.
    Better be safe than sorry.
    thanks for understand

    November 9, 2013

  • Cheryl O.

    Getting excited to hear the weather report! Hope it's a go, but I have a plan B that's just as adventurous...

    November 8, 2013

    • Andy F

      whats the plan b?

      November 9, 2013

    • Cheryl O.

      Plan B just fell through too :-( Do we have a plan C?

      November 9, 2013

  • Doug

    Hurt my back at work today. Not sure if I'm going to make it out at all this weekend.

    November 8, 2013

  • MBW

    Will look to do this trip in better weather. With the cold and wind it's too long for me. Thanks, Bridget

    November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Guys.
    Last time in May/2013 we did this trip with high winds and it wasn't fun. In the beginning of this week the forecast was NO WINDS and now we have according with ACCUWEATHER and NOAA some high winds and gust around 28MPH. I will keep you informed about this and there is a good chance that I cancel the trip. the final decision will be on Saturday Morning. thanks for understand

    November 7, 2013

  • Lynn

    Not crazy about the 21mph winds forecast for Sunday. Have fun - hope to make this trip next summer.

    November 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Guys ;
    I have move the time from 11AM to 10:30 so we can have extra time .THanks

    1 · November 5, 2013

  • Egbert

    Darn, I have to cancel,
    and do some work instead!

    November 5, 2013

  • Lynn

    I'm all for a long trip and have been looking forward to exploring the ship graveyard for a long time. However with daylight savings time, are we going to make it back before it gets dark? Trip description says 6 or 7 hour trip with the trip beginning at 11. The bewitching hour of darkness is around 6:00 now. Just sayin..

    November 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hello Lynn. Thanks for make me aware of the 6 to 7 Hrs trip. We will be back before 6 Pm. Happens that I copied this for the last trip and I wasn't aware of it. Thanks again

      November 4, 2013

    • Lynn

      Thanks for clarifying Victor!

      November 4, 2013

  • Michelle/adventurenme

    Do you know if this place will take place again in the warmer weather. This is one trip I have been waiting for. If not we make go this time. And I am sure my boyfriend Dave would like to go too.

    November 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hello Michelle. Normally we make it twice a year around May-June and Oct-Nov

      November 4, 2013

  • Charles L.

    Victor, would like to go, but sold my plastic Chatham and now have a F/G boat. Will I be tempting fate or is it safely doable in a composit craft? Thanks, Charlie

    November 4, 2013

    • Sheldon L.

      Charlie, I would not do this in a composite boat. I wouldn't even do this in a nice plastic boat. There is rebar all over. You must be very careful.

      November 4, 2013

  • Bruce A.

    I heard the ships ate slowly being removed so I glad to see them before they might be gone.

    November 4, 2013

    • Cheryl O.

      So that's what's happening! I saw a huge difference between the last two times I was there. Best we get there now!

      November 4, 2013

  • Cheryl O.

    I heard from a very good source it will be high tide this time! Looking forward to this!

    November 3, 2013

  • Doug

    Check out the Aquqterra Chinook. Let me know if this might be good for Jeromy.

    November 3, 2013

  • Doug

    Can't wait.

    November 3, 2013

Cancelled

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