Autumn arrives

Autumn rolled in with a fast moving storm, but overcast skies gave way to beautiful conditions with 15 knot winds out of the northwest. The UN meetings continued but, with the main events behind us and the President back in Washington, some of the security measures seemed reduced. Coast Guard Cutter Beluga left the FDNY Marine 1 base in Chelsea Wednesday night and headed back to its home at Fort Hancock in Sandy Hook, while the Sturgeon Bay left its station off 96th Street in the North River and tied up at the end of Pier 86, by the intrepid. Her counterpart Penobscot Bay remained by the UN, along with the Woods Hole based cutter Sanibel.

Ellen Bouchard, now owned by Centerline Logistics, anchored in the River, replacing the Haggerty Girls which made an afternoon departure. Josephine Reinauer also anchored briefly on her way back down from Albany. Norwegian Getaway arrived at Pier 88 and made a quick turnaround for a trip back up the coast to New England, while P&O’s Arcadia arrived from the UK via the Canadian Maritimes and looked likely to stay the night.

USCGC Sturgeon Bay prepares to dock at Pier 86 behind the Intrepid

‘@USCG_Tri_State shared some good photos of the operations on the East Side on their Twitter feed.

P&O’s Arcadia is assisted to Pier 90 by two Moran tugs, as Atlantic Enterprise of the DonJon dredging crew stays out of the way
Reinauer’s Josephine heading for the harbor after briefly anchoring in the River on the way back from Albany
Sarah Dann hands off a mud scow for Enterprise to tow out to the dump site
Dann Marine brought a sugar barge from New Orleans up to Yonkers as the morning storm moved in

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