Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

Brooklyn Sailing!

June 21st, 2006 · 1 Comment

No surprise that there are people sailing in (from) Brooklyn, given all that wonderful waterfront we have. Nonetheless, Gowanus Lounge was happy to get an email from the good people at Sail Brooklyn, which offers “A sailor’s view of Brooklyn and New York City.” Among the current features is an entry about catching a shark in the waters off Brooklyn. There is also a very cool photo of Coney Island from the water (above) from this weekend. The older items absolutely rock too–there is an entry about the Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club and an item called “Sailing Along the Gowanus Canal” (which is what brought the blog to our attention in the first place). The latter reminds us that a boat we always see on the Big G is a sailboat and that it must clear four bridges in order to actually get out on the water. Definitely check out this unique and informative blog.

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  • 1 Anonymous // Jun 22, 2006 at 2:46 pm

    Well, I can attest to there being sharks off of the coast of Brooklyn, having caught one myself two weeks ago within sign-reading distance of the Brighton Beach boardwalk while on a fluke boat out of Sheepshead Bay. Not being much of a fisherwoman, I can’t tell you what kind of shark it was, though it looked like a sand shark, but it was a pretty good size and surprised the hell out of me!