Coeymans Landing

11 Aug

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Like the aging matron she is, Coeymans Landing sits on the banks of the Hudson River, waiting. Although the facade she presents to the river is still prim and appealing,…

Coeymans1…with just a few steps, her lines begin to blur with neglect and inattention.

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 Sad, abandoned structures, full of history, await their fate.

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Today, Bushranger is docked at the Coeymans Landing Marina.

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The marina itself is neat and tidy, lovingly cared for and brimming with helpful folk. The town, however, is so sad —

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— buildings with shedding paint and crumbling brickwork, some hundreds of years old, sport official signs declaring “Vacant” in bold letters.

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The town is full of history and beauty, but that beauty is so easily overlooked due to the plethora of neglected buildings that line the town’s streets.

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But, if you look closely, there are gems hidden among the ruins — gardens full of wild flowers, parks neat as pins, proof that someone sees the value of this lovely place.

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Coeymans Landing is a place desperately in need of a ‘white knight’ who see the quality and value of this little town on the Hudson.

2 Responses to “Coeymans Landing”

  1. carolyn depodwin August 12, 2015 at 11:05 #

    Sent from my iPad

    • MrsBushranger August 12, 2015 at 16:42 #

      Hello Carolyn. I hope you are well. Bushranger has made it to the start of the Erie Canal. …it’s beautiful!

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