NYCkayaker boathouses on the Hudson river in NYC

David Gottlieb
Fri Nov 3 06:56:02 EST 2006

Rob, we are not talking about docks for the Queen Mary or for the Sixth
Fleet. I am suggesting small scale put ins -- whether they are tiny docks,
ramps, or beaches. Small docks are not environmentally detrimental to the
river. I would say that there is much more environmental damage created in
producing one kayak, with all the effluents from chemicals and plastics that
are part of the process of making a kayak.

The NYC shore line, in many parts is rip-rap and landfill -- not exactly the
original environment of the NYC shore line. A few minute put-ins here and
there will not be deleterious to the environment.

Little docks and ramps cause no environmental harm, and will allow access to
human=powered boats.

On 11/2/06 2:52 PM, "Rob Buchanan" <> wrote:

> Docks are expenisve to install and maintain, get slippery, and aren't really
> a step in the right direction as far as the health of the estuary is
> concerned. Beaches--natural, restored, or accreted--are the way to go. And
> there are lots of them:
> On 11/2/06 12:04 PM, "David Gottlieb" <> wrote:
>> However, to make boating around the boroughs safer, the city should install
>> docks and/or other types of launch sites for boats every few miles, at a
>> minimum, in case paddlers need to exit in an emergency.....
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