Originally Posted by DriVer
I was on the flight deck of the CV-67 in New York Harbor for the International Naval Review and saw the festivities for the Statue of Liberty "Liberty Weekend" way back ... in July 1986. We were as close as you could get to the statue. The fireworks display was amazing! When I was there, they had F14s on the flight deck. I had the distinct pleasure of participating in an FOD sweep before we received a helo aboard.
We spent 3 days, 2 nights out there in a 19' boat w/cuddy cabin . . . I think that we were one of the smallest boats to stay overnight. We were anchored south of the statue surrounded by hundreds of bigger boats. The bottom is so hard there, current & winds were strong . . . many had troubles staying "hooked". It was quite an experience. From what I remember, they were launching identical fireworks from 5 sites at the same time. It was amazing!
I enjoyed my boating days, but I'm happier with me RV!