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New York's waterways are right there, out in the open, but they remain full of mystery. Share your thoughts and experiences and discover more from our contributors and subjects.
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Carolina Salguero’s Through the Porthole got New York transplant Peter Keyes remembering his own nautical explorations of the New York waterfront. Commenting at the bottom of Salguero’s piece, Keyes, an associate professor at the University of Oregon, wrote:
“Fantastic article. In the 80s I used to sail and row small boats out of the 79th St. boat basin, and always seemed to be the only person exploring, rather than working on, the NYC waterfront. (circumnavigated Manhattan in a 12-foot skiff, sailed through the 57th St. garbage barge facility. etc.) The increasing awareness of and engagement with urban waterways since is a great boon for the…
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