Constitution Marsh

My daughter, Carrick, and I played hooky one balmy September day about a dozen years ago and took a day-long kayaking lesson in this part of the Hudson. That's Constitution Marsh in the middle of picture, a magical place to paddle through. A battery factory that operated in nearby Foundry Cove made this the most polluted stretch of the river by the 1970s, I remember our instructor telling us, but $100 million worth of Superfund money restored it to the point that he had no compunction about having us practice tipping and rescuing each other in the middle of the river.

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