Randalls Island - Boaters Want Beams at Bronx Strait Taken to New Heights - NYTimes.com
On the Water, a Tight Fit and Nervous Boaters
“It’s tricky to time it, to get under the conduits,” Rob Buchanan said of navigating the Bronx Kill.
By KATHERINE BINDLEY
Published: September 6, 2008
THERE are times when the narrow strait known as the Bronx Kill, which separates Randalls Island from the southern tip of the Bronx, looks neglected. At low tide one recent Saturday, for example, a T-shirt and a surge protector lay on the bottom, along with the remnants of a car that had turned the exact color of the rocks it had settled on.
But for canoers, kayakers and other boaters, who know to come when the tide is just right, the Bronx Kill is home to blue crabs and schools of fish, and serves as a precious passageway connecting the East and Harlem Rivers. [click here for more-NYT]