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Newburgh docking area across from Dennings Point State Park and
bird sanctuary is directly intrusive in the culture of the area.
Dennings Point and the hiking trails connecting it to the
surrounding natural areas use the whole aspect of the last 40
years of Hudson River cleanup to educate visitors and friends in
natural water management. Yes, the Hudson is a commercial highway,
but it is also a treasured natural resource.
Why not put the anchorages near the fossil fuel plants upriver?
Yes, the oil storage facility at Newburgh is commercially
important, but it is "deliver and go". The Beacon-Newburgh "bay"
is a frequently used area for environmental education, pleasure
boating, entertainment and scenic views.
I am a member of the Beacon Sloop Club and Clearwater both of
which use these waters for environmental education, sailing skills
training and public enjoyment. Their work and that of their
founder, Pete Seeger, have been instrumental in the implementation
of the Clean Water Act and the clean up of the Hudson. Today,
River Pool at Beacon floats in the Hudson where the water has
become clean enough to swim. I return on August 6th for my
eleventh Newburgh to Beacon Swim in support of that effort.