30 Jun '14, 2pm

Historic warship Slater heads up Hudson; follow its progress: After some major steelwork and a fresh coa... #navy

Historic warship Slater heads up Hudson; follow its progress: After some major steelwork and a fresh coa... #navy

NEW YORK — After some major steelwork and a fresh coat of paint, the last World War II destroyer escort afloat in the U.S. will make its way up the Hudson River on Monday. The Slater began her return voyage to Albany early Monday morning and should be a spectacular sight — this time during daylight hours — for those within view of the river, from Manhattan past Poughkeepsie. The schedule could change, but the Slater is expected to be: • Leaving Staten Island at 5 a.m. Monday, then passing by Manhattan shortly after. • Passing through the Lower Hudson Valley from mid- to late morning Monday. • Passing West Point about 1 p.m. Monday. • Passing beneath the Walkway Over the Hudson about 4 p.m. Monday. • Arriving at its home pier in Albany about 5 a.m. Tuesday. Follow the Slater’s progress by following the position of the Margot, one of the tugboats pulling the Slater. The Marg...

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