suns along the Mohawk

visiting the Mohawk Harbor Marina (with updates)

Last Saturday (November 4), I headed over for my first close-up view of the Marina at Mohawk Harbor, as well as Harborside Drive.

 follow-up: I spent some time around the Marina/Amphitheater at the end of May 2018; check the photos here. I was surprised at how few boats were docked and how few folks were hanging around. By the way, kayaks are now available to rent at the marina’s entry booth.

A November 1, 2017, Times Union article, “Schenectady christens new Mohawk Harbor marina” (Nov. 1, 2017) reported that:

State and local officials on Wednesday christened the new marina at Mohawk Harbor, the $480 million mixed-use development on the Mohawk River.

The only man-made harbor on the 200-year-old Erie Canal,  the marina features 50 boat slips, an amphitheater and kayak launch. .

 . . “Every year, 46,000 boaters pass by this site on the Mohawk, and they truly just passed us by,” said Schenectady County Legislature Chairman Anthony Jasenski. “Now, they have a reason to stop. It is truly a great day for Schenectady County.”

 . .  My Harbor stroll started near the parking lot of the casino’s The Landing Hotel, from whence I headed toward River House and the Marina:

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. . above: view northeast toward Freeman’s Bridge from Marina amphitheater, which the Times Union reports seats 400 . . 

follow-up (May 11, 2018): According to an article in today’s Gazette, Rivers Casino will be holding Harbor Jam concerts at the Mohawk Habor Amphitheater this summer. “The concerts are free and start at 6 p.m. every Saturday from June 23 to Aug. 11, rain or shine. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for seating.” Update (Aug. 13, 2018): See our post “Orleans closes Mohawk Harbor Concert Series” (Aug. 12, 2018).

Amphitheater seen Memorial Day 2018

 . . view north across Marina toward Freeman’s Bridge (May 30, 2018) . . 

 . . view from Freeman’s Bridge to Marina/Amphitheater (May 30, 2018)

. . more Nov. 4, 2017 images:

  . amphitheater . 

  . . [L] Marina’s Mohawk River inlet alongside RPI nuclear facility . . 

. . above: view southwest from River end of Marina . .

. . RPI facility; camouflaged as a lighthouse someday? . .

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 . . background shows STS Steel on the left, Casino Parking Ramp on the right .  . 

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After checking out the Marina, I walked around to the other side of River House to visit Harborside Drive. The following collage shows a few resulting pictures:

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