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Marina access

Postby farecard » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:08 pm

We're sailing from Nova Scotia to Annapolis in stages. We'll pick up a crew member somewhere in the Long Island Sound.

Where is a LIRR stop near a marina able to handle a Alberg37 with 6 ft draft?
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Re: Marina access

Postby bellstbarn » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:12 pm

Maybe some railfan knows the dockage clearances on Long Island, but I suggest you post this on a boating bulletin board or on this helpful forum:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/long-island/

Since you are talking Long Island Sound, let me take a stab at describing the distances from LIRR stations to docks: Greenport, close to docks, but train frequency is pitiable.
Port Washington, Port Jefferson, Huntington, Northport, a taxi ride from station to harbor. Oyster Bay station is near the harbor.
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Re: Marina access

Postby DutchRailnut » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:41 pm

Taking that boat through LI sound will take a lot more than finding rail access, reading nautical maps takes way more skill than reading were choo choo stops.
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Re: Marina access

Postby farecard » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:48 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:Taking that boat through LI sound will take a lot more than finding rail access, reading nautical maps takes way more skill than reading were choo choo stops.


True but:
Marine charts don't show LIRR trackage...
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Re: Marina access

Postby Norton » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:27 pm

As bellstbarn said, if you're looking for a place that's walking distance from the marina, Oyster Bay is your only real option. Oyster Bay Marine Center may be able to accommodate you and it's only about a 1/2 mile walk from the station.
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Re: Marina access

Postby farecard » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:39 pm

Thanks to all.
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