Gridlock alert

Activity on the River remains rather light as we start the week with clearing skies and hotter temperatures. The cruise terminal remains busy, however, with the Norwegian Getaway arriving and dredging operations continuing. The Lincoln Sea with her very large barge remains anchored off 72nd Street going on one week now, implying some special extended stay dispensation from the Coast Guard. Yachts also continue to occupy a number of anchorages. Meanwhile, on land, Manhattan welcomes back more and more office workers just as the UN kicks off its annual meetings, ensuring unpleasant driving conditions. The Coast Guard Cutter Beluga came up the River from its Sandy Hook base and tied up at a mooring south of the Bridge, perhaps a security detail laid on for the UN meetings.

A dredging scow and attendant tug waiting to get to work Monday morning
The Douglas J looks big enough to devour his smaller companion maneuvering the scow
The dredgers at work Monday late afternoon
Norwegian Getaway arriving. The ship is actually half of mile south of the piers in the photo and will shortly make a hard right to dock at Pier 88
USCGC Beluga coming upriver from Sandy Hook, probably for UN week security
The Lincoln Sea and her large barge with morning mist obscuring the cliff tops of North Bergen
Haugland’s Evening Mist heading for the company’s Tomkins Cove facility and passing the much larger Lincoln Sea ATB
A 64 meter long super yacht anchored off 72nd Street after arriving from Newport.

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