Monday, June 13, 2011

6/12/2011 MARLBORO TO CATSKILL MARINA

SUNDAY


TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 35 NM

DOCKED AT: CATSKILL MARINA 518-943-4170 $2.25/ft

                        CATSKILLS, NY

SUNRISE: 5:20      SUNSET: 8:32

HIGH: 62               LOW: 51

The soothing rain continued, off and on, throughout the night and kept things cool. The freight trains also ran, off and on, throughout the night.


AND THE TRAINS CONTINUE TO RUMBLE BY THE MARINA

Even though we could glimpse Poughkeepsie’s Mid Hudson Bridge from our dock, it took us a while to make it there. Poughkeepsie, the temporary capital of New York in 1777, is home to Vassar College. Traveling north we saw the Culinary Institute of America, previously a Jesuit monastery, and the wee-top of the Vanderbilt Estate. There were numerous other, unidentified estates, school, monasteries and convents. My head was swiveling like one of those dolls in an old car. I didn’t want to miss anything!


PPOUGHKEEPSIE MID HUDSON BRIDGE WITH THE
NEW PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE IN THE BACKGROUND

CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA

JUST A GLIMPSE OF THE VANDERBILT ESTATE


THIS BOATHOUSE LED US TO LOOK FOR THE HOME THAT
WOULD ACCOMPANY SUCH A BEAUTY


-------AND THEN WE FOUND IT!

WE WEREN'T ABLE TO ESTABLISH WHAT THIS WAS
BUT WERE SURE IMPRESSED

We encountered our first of the four Hudson River Lighthouses that were built for a lighthouse keeper and his family to live in. In the 50’s the lighthouses were automated and the keepers began to vacate these wonderful old lighthouses. The Esopus Meadow Lighthouse marks the river’s turn to the west prior to Kingston and Roundout Creek. Next we passed the Roundout Lighthouse and finally the Saugerties Lighthouse before making our turn into Catskill Creek.


ESOPUS MEADOW LIGHTHOUSE

ROUNDOUT LIGHTHOUSE

SAUGERTIES LIGHTHOUSE

















We were met and assisted at the Catskill Marina dock by staff and other loopers that grabbed our lines and eased us into our designated spot. What a lovely area! Calm, green, cool and friendly.


QUEST AT THE LOVELY CATSKILL  MARINA

Once all our docking chores were completed, we walked into the little town of Catskill to check out “the cats of Catskill” that adorned their streets. Here are a few of our favorites:

SATURDAY NIGHT CAT FEVER

CATTY SHACK

CAT LETTER

CAT FISHING
We also found this 1797 house where Martin Van Buren was married in 1807 and Samuel Wilson, the famed Uncle Sam, lived from 1817 to 1823. It looks a little under the weather now though.


tHEY ALL SLEPT HERE!


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