Brisk northwest winds kept recreational activity to a minimum on Wednesday, but there was a fair amount of commercial traffic. The cargo ship BBC Rushmore came up the river early, arriving from Newfoundland, Canada and heading for the Port of Albany.
Over at the Boat Basin, a work boat from the Miller’s Launch was busy loading the mooring balls and anchors stored on the dock. With the Boat Basin shuttered, there will be no moorings in place this summer, as there would be no staff there to manage them and, more importantly, no place to park a dinghy.
The Mako AT/B which has been at anchor since Saturday hit the 96 hour Coast Guard limit for North River anchorages and headed out of town, currently steaming down the Jersey Shore. On the way out, she passed Janice Ann Reinauer pushing a barge loaded in Perth Amboy up to Albany.
The Weddell Sea arrived from Baltimore towing an empty barge towards the end of the ebb tide, an usual configuration and routing. They went on to anchor north of the Bridge.