Daily observations on the Hudson River as it passes through New York City. The section of the Hudson which passes through New York is historically known as the North River, called this by the Dutch to distinguish it from the Delaware River, which they knew as the South River. This stretch of the Hudson is still often referred to as the North River by local mariners today. All photos by Daniel Katzive unless otherwise attributed. Twitter @dannykatman
Another very pleasant day, with southerly winds building into afternoon and setting up some good sailing. Commercial traffic on the River seemed rather light after yesterday’s flood of hoppers and empty tanker ATBs, though by the end of the day there were a number of loaded tankers heading north. Kirby Corp’s tug Mako remains anchored off 72nd Street, now entering the realm of an extended stay as she has been there since Friday, though she did briefly visit the Upper Bay with her barge on Monday.
One interesting vessel that did pass by early was the research vessel Blue Sea. Blue Sea is apparently owned by the Marine Academy of Science and Technology, a magnet high school on Sandy Hook specializing in marine technology and science which sounds pretty great. The Blue Sea is based near the school, at the Sandy Hook Coast Guard station and is used for practical training. On this voyage though, the boat’s AIS signal says it went up to the North River Shipyard in Nayak, so perhaps the goal today was simply maintenance.
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