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Sunday with Irene in Coxsackie

This past Saturday we brought the boat north from Ossining to avoid the worst of Hurricane Irene. We anchored in the sheltered channel between Coxsackie and Rattlesnake Islands and the west bank of the river. As you can see in the photo below, the shoreline was flooded even this far north, and the tributaries in the area were raging.

During the afternoon on Sunday, the rain and wind tapered off a bit and we saw the neighborhood bald eagle out fishing. We will be running back south this morning, but there is significant debris in the river, including many boat wrecks along the shoreline.

View of the rain from the wheelhouse
A severely flooded shoreline
The view from our anchorage site

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