Why is the NY-NJ Harbor Missing the Boat?

Strategies to capture the societal, economic, historic, and educational value of a New York-New Jersey Harbor alive with ships and boats. For a city surrounded by more water than almost any other in the world, there are relatively few places for visiting ships, our own historic boats, and recreational boats to dock. How does our harbor preserve and gain maritime infrastructure? Why do we again and again make decisions which deny our harbor of boats and historic boats? What strategies can we put into place now to make sure we do not lose opportunities and instead take advantage of economic development opportunities that support the myriad public and private water-dependent uses?

To download a copy of the presentations for the Why is the NY-NJ Harbor Missing the Boat? panel, click on this link: Why is the NY-NJ Harbor Missing the Boat Panel Presentations

Moderator: Michael Fortenbaugh, Manhattan Sailing Club


  • Captain John Doswell, Working Harbor Committee & North River Historic Ship Society
  • Nate Grove, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Jamy Buchanan Madeja, Massachusetts Marine Trade Association
  • Bert Rogers, American Sail Training Association
  • Mason Sears, SF Marina

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