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River Barge Park, NJ
Saturday, July 21
5 pm - 7:30 pm

We will be touring in the Hackensack Riverkeeper's Eco-Cruise 30-foot pontoon boats on the Hackensack River, the marshes of the New Jersey Meadowlands, and Newark Bay.  There is a long history of industry in this area, much of which is returning to its original marshland format. Sites include:

            • PSE&G Hudson and Kearney Generating Stations -- both now decommssioned
            • Pulaski Skyway
            • Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock -- now Hugh Neu
            • Allied Chemical - Jersey City
            • Port Newark
            • Port Elizabeth
            • ELCO / Electric Launch - Bayonne
            • Shooters Island and Mariner's Harbor - Staten Island (active shipyard, barge
               and tug facilities)
            • Bayonne Bridge

We hope that a later afternoon departure will avoid strongest heat of the sun and allow us to see the area at one of its most attractive times as the sun falls below the horizon. This should be an interesting and unusual trip!

Reservations: All reservations must be prepaid. and will be taken in order of receipt. No refunds unless the trip is cancelled. The boat will NOT run in the rain or in dangerous weather conditions.
To make a reservation: 1) Email a reservation request to Sandy Needham at scotsloon@gmail.com. Please include the number of spaces required, the names of those attending, and contact information including cell phone and 2) Mail your check, payable to RCSIA, to the RCSIA Secretary, Aron Eisenpress, at 235 West End Ave 14C, New York NY 10023-3648.

Cost: $35 per member, $45 per non-member. All reservations must be prepaid.

Passebger Limit: We are contracting for 2 boats with 12 people each, so the maximum is 24. If under 15 people apply we will have to cancel one boat which may disappoint those applying as #13 and #14. So please register promptly.

Time and Location: Arrive to depart at 5pm -- please be there in advance so there is no delay in departure. Expected duration is 2 1/2 hours.
The schooner will depart from River Barge Park in Carlstadt, NJ, which is on Outwater Lane at the very end of Paterson Plank Road. A detailed map and instructions will be sent to those who are registered for the trip. This location is not easily accessible via public transport, although NJ Transit Bus 161 (Port Authority/Paterson) does run within a mile of the location. If you need transport please say so in your reservation request -- we may be able to arrange a car shuttle.
Note: This location is not their usual site at Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus, which is closed due to dock and launch ramp replacement work.


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