The Coast Guard closed the comment period on the anchorage proposal on Dec. 6, 2016. Over 10,000 comments had been submitted.

Here are the comments submitted by industry groups, environmental groups, government agencies, elected officials, municipal governments, and a sample of individuals, as well as official resolutions from government entities.   All of the comments can be found on the Coast Guard website here.


Anchorage Request from Maritime Association of the Port of NY/NJ
Edward J. Kelly, Executive Director, Maritime Association of the Port of NY /NJ
American Waterways Operators
Hudson River Pilots Association
Captain John X Kauffman Master Tug Craig Eric Reinauer
R Harrigan, Chief Mate Reinauer Transportations
Pete Bilderback, Poling Cutler Marine Transportation, LLC
Captain Stephen Richter, SAR Marine Consultant
Eric Johansson, Tug and Barge Committee Port of NYNJ
Norman Feinberg, Haverstraw Marina Corp.
Andrew Genn Senior Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Board of Commissioners of Pilots of the State of New York

Reports & Legal

Blanchard & Wilson, LLP, on behalf of Historic Hudson River Towns
Cushing & Cushing Report to Hudson River Waterfront Alliance
Give Paget & Riesel, on behalf of Hudson River Waterfront Alliance legal brief
Emily Svenson, Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, on behalf of Riverkeeper
Scenic Hudson
Town of Rhinebeck LWRP Consistency Review

Organizations and Government Agencies

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
John Lipscomb, Riverkeeper Patrol Boat Captain
Scenic Hudson
James Malchow, Beacon Sloop Club
Paul A. Colbert, Associate General Counsel Regulatory Affairs, Central Hudson
Chelsea Yacht Club
Gene Martin, Champlain Hudson Power Express, Inc and CHPE Properties, Inc
Damascus Citizens for Sustainability
Darren McCurry, Commodore, Marlboro Yacht Club
Dutchess County Environmental Management Council
Carole Griffiths, Federated Conservationists of Westchester County
Food and Water Watch
Friends of the Old Croton Aquaduct
Jerry Faiella, Historic Hudson River Towns
Grassroots Environmental Education
Hastings Historical Society
Hebrew Home at Riverdale
Historical Society, Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown
Hudson Highlands Land Trust
Robert S. Wills, RA Vice-Commodore, Hudson River Ice Yacht Club
Hudson River Boat and Yacht Club Association
Warren Smith, Hudson River Heritage
John Stephenson, Kingston Sailing Club of Kingston, NY
Mid-Hudson Valley Municipal Leaders and Environmental Organizations
Milton Train Station Foundation and Landing Park Citizens Committee
Minisceongo Yacht Club
New York State Association of Realtors
Palisades Parks Conservancy
William Carlos, Poughkeepsie Joint Water Project
Ralph T. Waterman Bird Club
Rockland Riverfront Communities Council
Saw Mill River Audubon
National Resources Defense Council
Sierra Club, New Jersey
New York Audubon
New York Department of State
Office of the Attorney General of NYS 
Board of Directors of the Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation
Ulster County Land Trusts
U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Wallkill Valley Land Trust, Woodstock Land Conservancy, Kingston Land Trust
Water Defense
Westchester Municipal Officials Association
Winnakee Land Trust
Yonkers Committee for Smart Development
Adirondack Mountain Club ∙ Mayor James E. Calnon, City of Plattsburgh, NY ∙ Environmental Advocates of New York ∙ Lake Champlain Committee ∙ National Wildlife Federation
Walkway over the Hudson

Elected Officials


U S Senators Charles E Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand
Rep. Daniel M. Donovan, Jr.
Rep. Eliot Engel (1)
Rep. Eliot Engel (2)
Rep. Chris Gibson
Rep. Nita M Lowey


Senator David Carlucci
Senator Brad Hoylman
Senator George Latimer
Senator Terrance Murphy
Rep. Thomas J. Abinanti
Rep. Didi Barrett
Rep. Sandra Galef (1)
Rep. Sandra R. Galef (2)
Rep. Ellen Jaffee
Rep. Shelley B. Mayer
Rep. Frank Skartados
Rep. Kenneth P. Zebrowski


Robert Astorino, Westchester County Executive (1)
Robert Astorino, Westchester County Executive (2)
Jan Blaire, Chair, Board of Directors of Westchester County
Marcus Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive
Edwin Day, County Executive, Rockland County
Ulster County Legislators Kenneth J. Ronk,Richard Parete, Tracey Bartels, Mary Wawro, Jonathan Heppner, Ronald G. Lapp, Jennifer Schwartz Berky, Manna Jo Greene
MaryJane Shimsky, Westchester County Legislator, 12th District
David Tubiolo, Westchester County Legislator District 14
Rockland County Legislators Alden Wolfe, Jay Hood, Jr., and Harriet Cornell


Randy Casale, Mayor, City of Beacon
Antony Tseng, Chair City of Beacon Conservation Advisory Committe
Philip E. Zegareli, Village Manager, Briarcliff Manor
Village of Briarcliff Manor
Paul Feiner, Supervisor, Greenburgh
James Hall, Executive Director, Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Victoria Hearty, Mayor, Village of Ossining
Janine King, Village Manager, Croton-on-Hudson
Kingston Conservation Advisory Council
Frank A Catalina, Mayor, City of Peekskill
Edward Lachterman, Councilman Town of Yorktown
Diane L. McCord, Supervisor, Town of Esopus
Steven Noble, Mayor, City of Kingston
Peekskill’s Conservation Advisory Council
Michael Preziosi, Department of Technical Services, Cortlandt
Howard T. Phillips, Jr., Supervisor, Town of Haverstraw
Linda Puglisi, Supervisor, Town of Cortlandt
Catherine L Quick, Chairman Town of Esopus Waterfront Advisory Board
Aileen Rohr, Supervisor, Hyde Park
Thomas M. Roach, Mayor, City of White Plains
Mike Spano, Mayor, City of Yonkers
Village of Tivoli Board of Trustees

Municipal Government Resolutions

City of Beacon Resolution
Town of Bedford Resolution
Village of Buchanan Resolution
Village of Cold Spring Resolution
Town of Cornwall Resolution
Town of Cortlandt Resolution
Village of Dobbs Ferry Resolution
Dutchess County Mayors & Supervisors Association Resolution
Town of Fishkill Resolution
Village of Grand View-on-Hudson Resolution
Village of Hastings-on-Hudson Resolution
Town of Haverstraw Resolution
Town of Hyde Park Resolution
Village of Irvington Resolution
City of Kingston Resolution
Town of Lewisboro Resolution
Town of Mamaroneck Resolution
Town of Marlborough Resolution
City of Newburgh Resolution
Town of Newburgh
Town of Orangetown Resolution
Town of Ossining Resolution
Village of Ossining Resolution
City of Peekskill Resolution
Village of Pelham Resolution
Town of Poughkeepsie Resolution
Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation Resolution
Town of Red Hook Resolution
Town of Rhinebeck Resolution
Legislature of Rockland County Resolution
Rockland Riverfront Communities Council Resolution (Towns of Clarkstown, Haverstraw, Orangetown and Stony Point; Villages of Grand View-on- Hudson, Haverstraw, Nyack, Piermont, South Nyack, Upper Nyack, and West Haverstraw; Palisades Interstate Park Commission; and the County of Rockland)
Town Of Stony Point Resolution
Village of Tarrytown Resolution
Ulster County Legislature Resolution
Westchester County Board of Legislators Resolution
City of Yonkers Resolution
Town of Yorktown Resolution
City of White Plains Resolution
Town of Clarkstown Resolution
Town of Greenburg Resolution
Villag of Piermont Resolution
Village of Upper Nyack Resolution
Village of Westhaverstraw Resolution
Village of Croton on Hudson Resolution
Town of Highlands Resolution
Village of Larchmont Resolution
Town of Lloyd Resolution
Town of Mount Pleasant Resolution
Town of New Castle Resolution
City of New Rochelle Resolution
Town of Rye Resolution
South Nyack Resolution
Village of Tuckahoe Resolution
Village of Wappingers Falls Resolution

Resolutions supporting legislation

Town of Marlborough supporting legislation
City of Peekskill supporting legislation
Village of South Nyack supporting legislation
City of Newburgh


Alison Boak, Candidate for NY Senate
Trey Bowman
Don Braddy
Edwin C. Bullock
Matthew Carr
Dr. Dewayne A. Fox and Dr. John A. Madsen,
Timothy Dring, CDR, USNR-Retired
Mark J. Fry, land use planner
William S. Greenawalt, former chair of NY State Taconic State Parks
John McLaughlin, past president of Beacon Sloop Club
Mark Pastore
Robert W. Shoemaker, Emeritus Professor, NYU
William J. Spencer, Past Commodore of the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club
Candi Vene
David J. Weiner
Frederick Wells, RLA
Edwin Westman
Vic Work, former deck officer
Captain Sam Zapadinsky
Hudson Valley Businesses
Students of Environmental Policy Clinic at Pace University
Petition with 2000 names


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