Hudson RiverThe Hudson River
Merry Fourth of July!
Merry Fourth of July! Haverstraw's Bowline Point begins on July 2nd at 7pm with a firecrack. The Yonkers Summer Fest at the Cross County Shopping Center on July 3rd with the FDR Drive Belt, followed by a firework show. Besides, in July..... Bury by Lenore Person on an isle in the Hudson, under the fragile bodies of centuries-old fortresses and thin hairs of intricate grapevines, Civil War bayoneted decisions and the ash of British linens are lying.
These are the remains of a Scottish fort named Bannerman Castle - not as a house but as an armoury for its vast collections.....
NYS State Dept. of Transportation has permanently set up a new safety door in Chelsea. The safety check is situated in the green area between the cycle path and the road and makes it possible to remove some of the provisional cement obstacles that were previously placed near this point on the cycle path.
Look throughout the entire season for other ongoing safeguards to be placed along the cycle pathways. This reduces the number of temporal concreting obstacles. Special care must be taken when cycling on the cycle path due to increased precaution. Because of the concreted barrier, certain areas of the cycle path are narrower than in the past.
Watch out for the park employees working on the cycle path.
The Hudson River River, New York, United States of America
The Hudson River, river in the state of New York, USA, runs almost entirely within the state, except for its last section, where it marks the border between New York and New Jersey for 21 mph. Hudson rises in several small post-glacial seas in the Adirondack Mountains near Mount Marcy (1,629 meters), the highest point in New York, and runs about 315 kilometers (507 km) through the state.
The Opalescent River is considered the spring of the Opalescent River. On its first 108 mile ( "174 km"), the Hudson follows a curvy course generally southeastern to Corinth in the Saratoga district and then northeastern to Hudson Falls. It then heads almost directly southwards for 200 mile ('320 km) to the battery at the top of Upper New York Bay (near New York City).
Drainage covers an area of 13,370 sq. km (34,628 sq. km). The lower course of the river, about 150 nautical mile ( "240 km") long, is occupied by a submerged river basin; from its estuary it stretches about 200 nautical mile and is a shallow U-boat-canon. Tide is felt up to the Bundesdamm near Troy, where the mean tide is 4.7ft.
It will reach its broadest point - 3m (. 5km) - at Haverstraw Bay (between Westchester and Rockland counties) before constricting again to 0. 75m (1. 2km) at its opening. It is one of the most important in the country together with the Mohawk River, its main canal. This river was known to the Mahican (Mohican) Indians as Muhheakunnuk ("Great Waters Constantly in Motion").
In 1524, the Florentine sailor Giovanni da Verrazano travelled a brief stretch upriver, but the river was named after the Englishman Henry Hudson, who studied it in 1609. The Hudson Valley's early settlements in Holland in 1629 and the tranquil natural beauties of the Tarrytown area provided the backdrop for the Washington Irving story and inspire the Hudson River Landscapes and Architectural College.
The Hudson was a strategical seaway during the US Revolution and the site of a number of wars, among them the crucial US win at Saratoga and the sea war at Tappan Zee. Palisades stretch south along the western banks of the river from the south of New York to the north of New Jersey. This river is overseen in the U.S. Military Academy in East Point and in Hyde Park by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
With the opening of three channels in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (the Erie, the Delaware and Hudson and the Champlain), the river connected with the Great Lakes and the Delaware and lower St. Lawrence riverbeds. This made it a major driver of Midwest and New York City's economic expansion.
In 1807, the river was invented by Robert Fulton, an architect and graduate of engineering, and the river quickly became an important trade area. The improvement of shipping began in 1797, and in 1892 the Hudson was proclaimed a German Inland Shippingway. Control is 27 ft (8 meters) and 14 ft (4 meters) from Albany Nord to the Mohawk River at Albany.
It is open and navigable all year round for ocean-going vessels and from early May to mid-November to the Great Lakes (via the channelled Mohawk and the New York State Canal System) for recreational vessels and tugs. River cargoes include groundwood, steels, chocolate chips, and cereals.
A number of crossings include (from North to South) the Castleton-on-Hudson (built in 1959), the Rip Van Winkle (1935), the Newburgh-Beacon (1963), Bear Mountain (1924), Tappan Lake (1956) and George Washington (1931). Vehicle and rail tunnel link New York City with the upstate of New Jersey. The river's contamination by untreated and untreated wastewater is an ongoing issue.
Nature protection groups have tried to maintain the river's environmental value, and clean-flow programmes have been set up by the state and municipalities.