Sutphins happening on Pier 86

The newly commissioned Coast Guard 154’ Fast Response Cutter the Clarence Suthphin Jr. is tied up at the end of Pier 86, the pier which houses the Intrepid Museum. The Sutphin’s commissioning ceremony was apparently yesterday and it is soon heading for Bahrain, one of six such cutters which support the US Central Command in the Persian Gulf. To access Pier 86 you need a ticket from the Intrepid Museum, but a ticket to just visit the pier (a Pier Pass) is apparently free. Who knew?

The brand new USCGC Clarence Sutphin Jr. at Pier 86
The Sutphin’s 25mm deck gun and bow pennant
The Sutphin can launch a small boat from its stern

Meanwhile, dredging operations continue between Pier 88 and Pier 90.

Dredging at Pier 90
The tug Sea Fox and a barge ready to haul away mud
An empty barge waiting in the river for dredging duty
Dann Marine pushes a sugar barge towards Yonkers, passing the North River Lobster Company dinner boat and a ferry leaving Port Imperial
Daisy Mae pulls a loaded hopper barge from Coeymans heading for Baltimore

One response to “Sutphins happening on Pier 86”

  1. […] newly commissioned cutter Clarence Suthphin, which we photographed yesterday on Pier 86 (see yesterday’s post), headed out to sea, presumably to begin her […]

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