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(Note:  As of Thursday morning, Flinterborg was still anchored north of the VZ near Staten Island awaiting a weather window.)

He:  (texting)  Flinterborg in vu!!

She: (texting back)  Woo hoooo!

And so it was when Flinterborg appeared beyond the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, then

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turned at the red 76 buoy,

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headed toward Rhinecliff,

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where a diesel Amtrak sounded a horn in greetings AND farewell, as

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the many-masted ship headed through Crum Elbow

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and approached the Walkway over the Hudson where it

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sounded its own two long blasts in greeting before

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heading for Lange Rack, and ultimately

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for sea.  If you’re in the sixth boro, ETA might be between 630 and 730, twilight.

People to thank here–Jeff, Harold, Dock, Frank– as well as all morale supporters and texters.  Thanks to the Dutch mariners for coming over.    More fotos and a video on Friday.  For fotos of the “deckload” as they cavorted in the Hudson, click here.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

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