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
Temperatures barely broke 40 on Sunday, and with a stiff wind blowing from the north, it felt much colder on the River. Commercial traffic was heavy, with three large foreign flagged ships moving through. A pair of 600’ long bulkers came through, heading for Albany. One was arriving from Northern Europe and the other from Ivory Coast, with little to go on in terms of what cargo they might be carrying.
The 500’ long cargo ship Dijksgracht came through, returning from Albany after passing us on the way up Thursday. The yachts lashed to her deck which were observed as she passed heading north, remained in place, so they were not, in fact, delivered in Albany. What was unloaded was the large tank that had been visible forward of the yachts. According to a Facebook post from the Dagen Trucking Company, the tank was delivered to Plug Power, a hydrogen cell manufacturer which is setting up a plant near Albany and has been receiving a lot large deliveries by ship. As for the yachts, the Dijskgracht is signaling West Palm Beach as its next port of call, so this is the likely destination for them. Looking at historical port calls, it seems likely the tank was loaded in Turkey, consistent with the lettering on the tank, and the yachts were added in Genoa.