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
I spotted Capt. Willie Landers twice on Wednesday, sans barge, as in your photo. First upriver, then down. A tug cruising along without a payload is a rare sight, in my experience. Lost the load? Working remotely? Or just playing hooky? Must be costly!
Hi! We do see “light” tugs from time to time heading up the River, I think usually on the way to pick up a barge or to assist a larger vessel or barge with docking or leaving a dock somewhere. In this case, I see the Captain went up to the sugar refinery in Yonkers and my guess is they helped a sugar barge dock there. Trackers show they have now left town, heading down the Jersey Shore and destined for Norfolk. Thanks for commenting!