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Old Posted Aug 6, 2019, 2:56 AM
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Originally Posted by pj3000 View Post
The rivers and waterways around New York are FAR from "small and placid" as you claim. The Hudson is around a mile to mile and a half wide near Manhattan and becomes a tidal estuary at its lower extent. North of Manhattan it is 2-3 miles wide. East River is also tidal estuary, that is 3/4 mile wide. Both can have very strong currents.
I'm glad you mentioned that because these straits are rather dangerous and certainly not placid.
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