Another pleasant, hot but breezy day on the river Sunday with heavy commercial and recreational traffic. Krisitin Poling lefter her anchorage early but was replaced by Centerline’s Adeline Marie. Adeline Marie is, according to tugboatinformation.com, another former Bouchard boat which was briefly leased to Unico Commodities last year under the name Rubio (Unico being also the former owner of our old friend Teresa, which spent six week’s in the North River this winter). Another of Centerline’s tugs, the Billy Silverton remained anchored off Grants Tomb, with the Cape Canaveral sitting in between.
A day after the Knot Refined barge left us, a new load of sugar was heading for Yonkers, with the Carolina Coast pushing the smaller and older Sugar Express barge up from Florida. East Coast continues to be based up near the Yonkers plant though she made a visit to a boat yard in Staten Island on Sunday.
Tanker traffic was mainly empties heading south, with a Reinauer ATB and the Evelyn Curtis passing through. It was a tight squeeze as the Reinauer boat passed the anchored Adele Marie and the upbound Sugar Express at the same time. Pinuccia had to squeeze around a departing Norwegian Joy later in the afternoon.
One of the regular fishermen on Pier i caught a nice looking stripped bass in the morning. At 18”, it was 8” short of regulation and had to be thrown back, though the fisherman took some scales which he sends to the State DEC for research purposes. Marine pilots were busy, with a trio of Ospreys heading north in the afternoon.