Back on the Water

COVID has changed just about everything. What we do, where we go, and how we get there have new rules. The Hudson River changed, too. But rather than imposing restrictions, its open waterways have welcomed seasoned boaters and first-time boaters seeking solace from the virus. The Coast Guard Auxiliary, on the other hand, was ordered to stand down for most of 2020 for the safety of its members. This year, the Auxiliary is back on the water to assist boaters on the Hudson, including vessel safety checks and boating safety classes, both online and in person.