Out of the the Frying Pan into the Fire
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Easy to get to on foot or by bike. If on bike, must dismount to get to cache area. Wheelchair accessible. Child friendly.
*** Cache is on public property but access may be restricted to adults only at times due to the presence of a bar on the pier ***
*** Cache may not be accessible during unusually high tides (not a frequent occurence ***
New York is slowly cleaning up its waterfront and this recently opened area of the Hudson River Greenway is a great example of how they are preserving some of the old while adding new amenities.
Many, many years ago, back when there was still lots of manufacturing going on on the West side of Manhattan, manufacturers would receive their raw materials by trains that came across the Hudson on special barges. The train cars would roll on to the barges in, say, New Jersey, and then roll off the barges at any one of several different spots in Manhattan.
This spot was one of them. The floating pier has been restored with the tracks intact. If you follow the tracks into the river you will find your self boarding a barge. Alongside the barge is the Frying Pan, a light ship that has a long history of its own. If you are there at the right time you might even be able to board and take a tour of the Frying Pan. Also alongside the barge is the John Harvey, a retired fireboat. More information on both can be found here: (visit link) and here: (visit link)
The cache is a key keeper. Previous cache was washed away by Hurricane Sandy.
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