Wednesday brought sunny skies but temperatures only in the 40s and persistently brisk winds. For most of the morning, a quartet of Coast Guard 29’ response boats was conducting drills in the river. Two of the boats had their machine guns mounted and manned in the bow.
The Dean Reinauer headed up the river for Newburgh with a barge loaded at the Bayonne terminal. Christian Reinauer, which we saw Tuesday heading up river with no barge, apparently picked up an empty barge in Albany and passed us returning Wednesday.