Returning from a 10-day absence from the River brought a sense of deja vu, as conditions were predictably pretty much the same: hazy, hot, humid, with afternoon winds from the south and a few heavy storms moving through.
The Coast Guard’s square rigged tall ship, the Eagle, was visiting New York last week and remained tied up at Pier 86 until departing Monday morning. The Eagle was a German navy training vessel commissioned in Nazi Germany in 1936 and was confiscated by the U.S. as a war reparation following World War II. The ship is based in New London, near the Coast Guard Academy, and officer cadets train on her during the summer months. For more on the Eagle, see the Coast Guard’s web site.
Sunday evening saw a load of [update: container board, as per Tweet from ‘@PortofAlbany] from Sweden pass through on the way to Albany after a stop in Philadelphia. Royal Wagenborg vessels make this trip regularly, but as often as they pass I do not recall ever seeing the same ship twice, a testament to the size of the Royal Wagenborg fleet.
Reinauer ATBs were also busy Sunday evening, with loads heading to Albany and Newburgh. Reinauer’s Haggerty Girls anchored Sunday afternoon off 79th Street but headed out for a new cargo late morning Monday. A Seastreak fast ferry moved slowly past the Girls Monday morning, coming down from New Bedford where she was likely working the Martha’s Vinyard service, and heading (presumably) for repair at the North River Boatyard in Nyack.
Outside of the Reinauer family, the Saint Emilion passed through Monday morning with a lightly loaded barge heading north. A 68-meter luxury yacht, the Neninka, arrived from Bermuda and dropped anchor off 72nd Street. The Neninka is owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Hank Rohn according to the web site superyachtfan.com
Late in the day, the heavy-lift cargo ship Anne-Sofie came down from Albany signaling Genoa, with some deck cargo visible, perhaps generators or transformers.