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  • Ambrose light is located at the entrance to New York Harbor in the lower bay between Sandy Hook and Long Island. Wind Direction, Wind Speed, Wind Gust, Atmospheric Pressure, Pressure Tendency, Air Temperature, Dew Point and Wind Chill.
  • Learn about the organizations efforts to preserve the Bronx River corridor and greenway through links to its Ecological Restoration & Management team, special programs, outreach, events, meetings and an online newsletter. Users can also learn about the rivers natural and social history.
  • Users can learn about the organizations goal to improve the quality of marine waters off the New Jersey/New York coast through legislative action alerts, issues & campaigns, education programs and featured articles.
  • COAST, a New York/New Jersey legislative committee created for the conservation of the marine resources of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary and New York Bight. Contains links to major projects, issues, and regional organizations that impact the marine and coastal waters of NY and NJ, a virtual estuary with real time data, charts, maps and images of the NY/NJ Estuary and NY Bight.
  • Information from NOAA, National Ocean Service, New York Harbor Operational Forecast System.
  • Download current and historical charts of New York Harbor (1800s to present) along with full text navigational information and photos from Coast Pilot 2. Also includes charts and information for all U.S. coastal waters.
  • Learn about ferry service throughout the New York Metropolitan area: between Manhattan and Brooklyn, Manhattan and New Jersey, Manhattan and Staten Island and to Yankees and Mets games.
  • Users can learn about the historic fireboat, John J. Harvey, as well as support information and upcoming events.
  • Provides updates on the development status of the four sections of Hudson River Park with links to news, events & programs, a photo gallery and a virtual tour.
  • The Gateway National Recreation Area is a 26,000 acre national park with locations surrounding New York Harbor in New York and New Jersey. Gateway site includes links to Staten Island locations at Fort Wadsworth, Miller Field and Great Kills Park. Directions, program listings, rules and information on volunteering and obtaining permits are included.
  • A collection of short reports and image libraries about the natural history of the New York Bight region.
  • Provides a description and history of the island as well as a general management plan.
  • Provides in-depth information on the Gowanus Canal located in Brooklyn, including its history, the neighborhood, wildlife and a canal map. Users can learn about upcoming activities some of which include canoeing and bicycle tours on the waterfront.
  • This near surface current velocity vector plot was created from the latest NYOFS nowcast for the New York Harbor.
  • Current Velocity Forecast in the Harbor: An animated chart of each day's currents, hour by hour.
  • In the "Browse" menu select any of the following topics under "New York City": Castle Garden, East River, Ellis Island, Ferries, Governor's Island, Forts, Harbor, Hell Gate, Hudson River, Statue of Liberty or Wharves & Docks.
  • Over 200 images of New York Harbor.
  • A wealth of information for recreational fishermen in the New York Bight area and surrounding water systems including fishing reports, trips and contests, charter boats, launch ramp locations, water conditions, tackle shop locations and a striper size calculator.
  • Provides text and images detailing the maritime history of the Hudson River Valley covering topics such as lighthouses, steamboats and prominent individuals connected to the area.
  • Contains rare images and texts of 19th century Hudson River art and history.

  • Provides detailed information about the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid turned museum, its exhibits, programs and upcoming events.
  • The 1st District Local Notice to Mariners is issued monthly, with weekly updates, announcing changes in harbor navigation due to dredging, movement of buoys, ice conditions, special events, etc. The 1st District spans New England to New Jersey.
  • Covers the issues surrounding the New York Metropolitan area waterfronts through the organizations current projects and news articles. Users can also learn about working waterfronts, world waterfronts and neighborhood waterfronts.
  • Links to National Parks in New York Harbor, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, New Jersey and Mount Vernon, New York.
  • Established in 1977 and based on Staten Island, the NRPA is a consortium of conservation groups, yacht clubs, sportsmen clubs, and concerned citizens dedicated to the protection of the marine environment of Raritan Bay, and Lower New York Harbor.
  • The Bay Keeper monitors the quality of the waters around the Island, and preserves and restores their ecological integrity. The program is affiliated with the American Littoral Society.
  • New York / New Jersey Harbor Physical Oceanographic Real Time System (PORTS) data for Bayonne Bridge, Bergen Point, Sandy Hook, The Battery, Robbins Reef, the Narrows and Kings Point. Includes currents, water levels, winds, air and water temperatures and salinity. Also available by telephone at 866-21-PORTS
  • New York / New Jersey Harbor Physical Oceanographic Real Time System (PORTS) data for Bayonne Bridge, Bergen Point, Sandy Hook, The Battery, Robbins Reef, the Narrows and Kings Point. Includes currents, water levels, winds, air and water temperatures and salinity. Also available by telephone at 866-21-PORTS
  • Users can learn about the organizations programs that give everyone free access to the Hudson River including walk-up public kayaking, kayaking trips on the harbor and a winter swimming pool program.
  • The Picture Collection Online is an image resource site for those who seek knowledge and inspiration from visual materials. It is a collection of 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923. Search the collection for New York City images.
  • A list of books for adults and children about New York Harbor from the collections of the Branch and Research Libraries of The New York Public Library.
  • A collection of photographs and commentary on New York Harbor Forts by Mike Casale
  • Learn about sailing events and races sponsored by the organization in New York Harbor. There is also information about an ongoing teen summer sailing program.
  • Web cam links provided by the World Ship Society of the Port of New York.
  • Learn about NY/NJ Baykeeper and its efforts to preserve, protect and restore the ecological integrity of the Hudson/Raritan Estuary through current issues, news, programs, action alerts, events and recommended resources.
  • A conservation program for the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary with links to reports, fact sheets, newsletters, slide presentations and a teachers' guide to lessons, activities and field trips in the region.
  • Provides the organizations public boating course listings, a calendar of events, an online newsletter and useful nautical links.
  • Assists association members in maximizing the efficiency, cost competitiveness, safety and quality of marine cargo operations in the Port of New York and New Jersey. Users can also find the latest Port Economic Impact Study, a brochure of New York Harbor and other maritime issues related to the harbor.
  • The New York Public Library has created this site to make rare images and texts available to researchers, students and lovers of Hudson River history and art. These resources bring together some of The Library's most celebrated materials from the heyday of the Hudson River in the 19th century.
  • The Noble Maritime Collection is one of the country's most significant maritime collections. A maritime museum and education center with galleries, children's programs, library, archives and a working lithography studio. The collection focuses on the history of Sailor's Snug Harbor and maritime artist John A. Noble.
  • The online counterpart to the illustrious Mid-Manhattan Librarys Picture Collection, this resource is a collection of 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923. Browse under the subject New York City
  • New York & New Jersey seaport information including ferry routes, marine terminals and transportation, port redevelopment, statistics, industry links, and operations and tariff.
  • An advocacy group that monitors the Hudson River's ecosystem and the NYC watershed.
  • Rocking the Boat is a boatbuilding and environmental education program based out of the southwest Bronx, New York City. Through a hands-on alternative approach to education and youth development, Rocking the Boat addresses the need for inner city youth to achieve practical and tangible goals, relevant to both everyday life and future aspirations.
  • Describes the organizations sailing course offerings and sponsored races in New York Harbor. Users can also view photos, check the weather conditions and sign up to receive a newsletter.
  • You will find predictions at over 2500 locations for: Tide heights and times, sunrise and sunset times, moonrise and moonset times, and moon phase.
  • Learn about the history, operations, services, training and job opportunities of the Sandy Hook Pilots
  • Provides information on the club located in Canarsie, Brooklyn including becoming a member, boating activities and instruction, and upcoming events.
  • New York-based museum dedicated to the preservation of the regions marine heritage. Provides information on exhibitions, educational programs, related events, and fleet of ships.

  • Provides information on tours, education programs, exhibits and the history of the monument.

  • The Maritime College of the State University of New York offers undergraduate and graduate programs in international business, engineering, science, and technology, with particular emphasis on the maritime industry. The campus is located near the Throgs Neck Bridge where the East River meets Long Island Sound.
  • "New York Harbor School was borne of the belief that the youth and maritime experience of New York City combine to form an untapped potential for excellence in secondary school public education." The School has a campus in Bushwick, Brooklyn and at the South Street Seaport, Manhattan.
  • A maritime museum and education center with galleries, children's programs, a library, archives and a working lithography studio. The collection focuses on the history of Sailor's Snug Harbor and maritime artist John A. Noble.
  • Provides information on the history of the museum and the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, links to ongoing programs and a bibliography of Brooklyn-related books.
  • Important events in the history of New York Harbor and vicinity.
  • Users can learn about the history of the tugboat Pegasus, built in 1907, current programs for children and teens, view photographs of the boat and link to tugboat related sites.
  • The mission of the United States Merchant Marine Academy is: "To educate and graduate professional officers and leaders of honor and integrity, who are dedicated to serving the economic and defense interests of the United States in our Armed Forces and Merchant Marine...." Located at King's Point, New York, the Academy has an extensive museum of maritime art and artifacts.
  • Learn about the history, mission, and current projects of the army corps. The site also provides information on geospatial data systems and activities in the New York District
  • Includes information from the US Geological Survey's studies on Geologic Background, Sea Floor Maps, Fate of Pollutants, Sand Resources, Circulation, Coastal Vulnerability, and the Historic Area Remediation Site in the New York Bight Area.
  • "Under statutory mandate, the mission of the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor is to investigate, deter, combat, and remedy criminal activity and influence in the Port of New York-New Jersey and to ensure fair hiring and employment practices, so the Port and region can grow and prosper."
  • Educational information about harbor history and industry. The group sponsors boat tours of the harbor that are open to the public.
  • Provides annual schedules of passenger ship arrivals and departures in New York Harbor and information about ships visiting the port. Users can also get current port news, events that celebrate its history, what to see along the waterfront and how to explore the harbor