Weekend update

Beautiful spring weather, though still chilly on the water Saturday. Activity is picking up, with more recreational boaters and dinner cruises starting up, and a steady flow of barges heading to the dredging operation at Pier 88/90.

An outrigged canoer fought the morning ebb past the remnants of a New York Central Pier
A paddle boarder had an easier time of it riding the ebb past Pier i
Mako came up the river with an empty and dropped anchor off 86th Street
East Coast headed for the harbor after dropping a sugar barge in Yonkers
Dredging barges moved to and from Pier 88, keeping sailors on their toes

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

USCGC Sutphin passing Jersey City on the way out of town
Margaret Moran made a rare foray up the river to visit the Pier 76. We saw her assisting the old QE2 back in the 1980s at Pier 88 (see Back to the 80s)

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