New York never fails to impress. The most amazing city has the most amazing harbor. You enter and this city bowls you over with her beautiful Lady Liberty and the most breathtaking of skylines. Especially when you arrive on a boat that you have been on for over a month dreaming of this day…I can’t even imagine what our relatives must have felt entering this harbor so long ago and from so far away. I will say that this day was one of the most special I have ever had. The weather was perfect, our passage north was easy, our company the sweetest and the historical past was not lost on me. We enjoyed our slow passage up to Liberty Island and the Manhattan skyline. We took a million pictures and video. We ate lunch in front of the Manhattan waterfront and toured the Hudson River. After we had our fill of sightseeing, we turned up the East River and continued our journey to Kings Point. Our friend and fellow crew mate Owen Doherty graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy a ways back and was kind enough to arrange a slip for us. We thank the men and women at Kings Point for their service to our country and for their unflagging hospitality. Great Neck is a perfect jumping point to play tourist in NYC. We spent the following day visiting ‘The Vessel’ at Hudson Yards followed by a walk on the High Line to the Hudson River and of course to the 911 Memorial and Central Park. If the trip stopped right here I would be content. I have a hard time believing that there is so much more to come. We depart New York on Monday and as the waters north of us recede, it looks like the next adventure awaits. The Erie canal is on the horizon and we are looking forward to the locks and beyond.