Rains cleared and beautiful weather returned on Wednesday. The Maiden, a 58-foot racing yacht passed through in the morning on the way to Kingston, NY. The Maiden was the first sailing boat to circumnavigate the globe with an all-female crew in the late 1980s and is currently on a world tour in support of its mission of improving educational and empowerment opportunities for girls (see themaidenfactor.org for more information).
Meanwhile, commercial traffic picked up after Tuesday’s lull. The Saint Emilion weighed anchor Tuesday afternoon after two days parked off 72nd Street, headed down to the Kinder Morgan terminal in Cateret and was pushing back towards Albany by Wednesday morning. Saint Emilion was replaced by Cape Canaveral which anchored with its barge off 79th Street