Unfortunately the dock cannot be used AND the city dock under the Wurts Street Bridge is no longer an option due to the repairs being done on the bridge overhead. The only options for crew boats is to trailer to Kingston Point Beach. Other rowers and paddlers can use the beach or the Sleightsburgh boat launch.
I have noticed the docks under the Wurts Street Bridge are missing so I asked what was the plan for them. These are the only truly “public” docks with access to the Rondout Creek here in Kingston.
The City sought and received a DEC grant to replace the public launch at Dock Street. Julie Noble is Project Manager for this project. At this point the City has gotten into contract with the State. The next step is stakeholder outreach, then design, procurement and installation. Of course, installation cannot happen until the Wurts Street bridge is complete.
Although this article was written on March 3rd, 2016 AT 3:00 PM EST, it was shared on my timeline by another rowing blog TODAY! This article is in a magazine called Style Caster (one of those very annoying glam magazines that have so many pop-up ads that you can’t even read the article). The article is written by Jasmine Garnsworthy ( an editor at StyleCaster, covering everything from health and fitness to celebrity news, street style, and pop culture. She swears coconut oil can fix anything, obsessively face-mists through all stressful situations, and will try any wellness trend at least once. Past jobs include editor gigs at POPSUGAR Australia and Australian women’s site Mamamia.)
All the points are valid today as much as in 2016. But the revolution (my characterization) in rowing popularity is only just beginning, really:
Check it out: https://stylecaster.com/beauty/rowing-class-review/