A cruise down the Hudson River is one of those things a person should do. Along with the pyramids, the Rockies, and other tourist traps.
There are two good things about the Hudson River other than staggering scenery: you can do it in a sailboat and there are no tourists.
Here are a couple of examples of what you meet along the path:
Second stop down the Hudson, after a short day on the river, is Catskill, NY where you will get your mast stepped.
We always use the guys at Riverview Marina who have done a great job for us:
Here is Meredith starting to look herself wiht Riverview Marina in the background.
Here you see some of the innovative techniques applied by Riverview workmen to effect an effect mast stepping:
CCan't find the photo. Will update in case you care. More later. out of time. damn.