Continuing my effort to see the sixth boro from every imaginable angle, I recently walked Hudson River Waterfront Walkway between Port Imperial and Edgemont Marina. This post covers the first portion of the walk. Follow on the interactive map below; click on the map/satellite view to make it live . If you’re from outatown, that’s Manhattan to the lower right . . . specifically the 59th Street Sanitation Pier. But it’s the view from the Jersey side I focus on here.
Below is the crumbling pier directly south of Son Cubano NJ. Ironically, not more than a mile south of here were the Seatrain Lines docks with service via Seatrain New York and Seatrain Havana between . . . New York and Havana.
This is the view of the pier “east” of Son Cubano. Notice it, like most of them now, is a loose end, a pier from and too nowhere. Now they are reminders, and should be treasured as such, although I know they will not be here 10 years from now. Click here (bottom of post) for the quote from Rebecca Solnit . . . on ruins as memories . .. or clues to seek out missed memories.
More pilings reminding us that a different life was led here 50 and 100 years ago on the Jersey side of the sixth boro across from and slightly south of Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument and Riverside Church. In the far distance, the tug is Bohemia; Kristy Ann is the nearer one.
I googled “bulls ferry” and “jacobs ferry” hoping to learn what vessel is depicted. Find out what I got by clicking here.