The bulker Peristil came down the river just before sundown on Sunday evening, riding high with her rudder visible after having unloaded a cargo in Albany. Before Albany, Peristil had loaded in northern Chile, making it likely that road salt was what she brought with her. The Peristil anchored in the harbor overnight and was met by a bunkering tug, and then sailed out Monday morning, signaling Gramercy, near New Orleans as her destination where she will likely load a new cargo for export overseas.
Monday morning saw a fairly crowded river, with four tugs at anchor, including the long-term resident Teresa, the Saint Emilion, and the Ruth and Dean Reinauer AT/B combinations. By late morning, Saint Emilion was on her way to load new cargos in the Arthur Kill and Port Newark.
Something drew a number of Coast Guard and law enforcement boats up towards the bridge during the morning as well, and a Westchester County police boat also travelled down to there as well.
Christian Reinauer returned from Providence, dropped its barge on Staten Island and then headed upriver towards Albany, perhaps for an overhaul of some sort.