Hoboken Boathouse needs volunteers

8/11/2008:

Remember the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse that opened up last week?

Here’s a message to Hoboken residents from HCCB President David Downs:

Come down on Wednesday, August 13th!

“Thank you for your continuing support of the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse (HCCB).

In case you have not heard, we have good news! Last Wednesday the City of Hoboken opened the Maxwell Place Boathouse, and has asked the HCCB to run a free kayaking program in the Cove.

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We have been busy the past few days. We have borrowed 10 boats from the Downtown Boathouse in Manhattan. We have also got our life jackets from storage, and a limited supply of paddles. We need a few more things before we can start, but we hope to get going soon.

This coming Wednesday, August 13 we will be offering free classes at the Maxwell House Boathouse for those who want to volunteer. Please stop by anytime between 6-8PM, to have a look around, get a basic introduction, or even partake in a kayak safety class out on the water. All are welcome. Bring a change of clothes if you are going for a paddle – you will get wet.

The on-water class will be canceled if the weather is doubtful (411 note: weather looks ok at this point!) The on-land class will go, as long as it is not raining hard. If you have any questions, please email me at david@hobokencoveboathouse.org.”

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2 Comments on "Hoboken Boathouse needs volunteers"

Biffy B For Mayor
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Biffy B For Mayor

yeah…ive seen the trash that floats around the Hudson. I think this is a little too north for me. I would get into the water in say…Exchange place…but this part of the river is still a little to enclosed for me and the “trash” that comes with urban living.

by trash i mean bodies, cars, tires, industrial waste, cat poop, human poop, etc…

TheGreenMan
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TheGreenMan

Wow, what a horrific accident–I can’t believe that instructor fell into the Hudson and the acid ate away his lower half! Very graphic for 411.

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