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
The weekend arrived with clear skies, cold temperatures and occasionally brisk wins out of the north. Tanker barge crews remain busy, moving product north, including heating oil. With few product pipelines and no refineries north of North Jersey, heating oil heading for upstate and Vermont mainly moves by barge up the Hudson, and via Long Island Sound for cargos heading for the rest of New England. Newburgh seems to be on the receiving end of a lot of product over the past two weeks for whatever reason. Salt also moves up the river in the winter on big bulk carriers arriving from Chile and Mexico, and one came through in the final minutes of daylight Saturday.