During that time my brother lived on a boat in the harbor of New York. It was moored to Liberty Landing Marina, on the other side of the Hudson River opposite the World Financial Center, Downtown Manhattan. Friday, late afternoon, Joachim met me at Newark airport. September 7th 2001. I wanted to spend a week with him. We were going to sail. I wanted to go shopping in Manhattan, enjoy the time, the good weather and late summer. The plan was fantastic – the prospects were bright.
On the weekend we went sailing. Past Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, right underneath the Verrazano Bridge, onto the open ocean. Then up to Ambrose Lighthouse, which was the point where Atlantic crossings used to be timed, on the American side for purposes of judging “Blue Ribbon” awards for the fastest ocean liners.
Saturday, September 8th, 2001, Flickr