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Join us for our Memorial Day Weekend paddle of New York Harbor. Unique views of the Statue of Liberty, Freedom Tower, Brooklyn Bridge and the NYC skyline. It will be a round-trip paddle, launching and returning to the same place. Trip Overview Date: May 26th, 2015 9:00am-2:00pm Distance. 7 miles Water: Open harbor – moderate to heavy chop, wind Launch: Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ The entrance to the park itself and the kayak launch are free of charge as per the website, but please be aware that there may be tolls for the NJ Turnpike to get to the park. Launch is on the South side of the park. http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/liberty.html Requirements Boat & Gear: -At least 12 foot kayak (sit-inside preferred) -PFD, paddle, visual & audio signaling aid (can be a simple as a cd or mirror and whistle) -All the other usual gear (sunscreen, hat, water, etc) Skills Requirements: -Ability to kayak up to at least 7 miles in heavy water with a lot of boat traffic. Expect moderate waves, winds and large vessels

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