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
Central Park recorded 0.4” of snow overnight into Wednesday morning, ending the record-breaking snowless winter streak. The dusting had all disappeared by midday though as temperatures climbed up above freezing. Meaningful cold is supposed to arrive Friday. Meanwhile, the River remains strangely bereft of traffic, with no tanker barge cargos observed moving upriver. Janice Ann Reinauer returned from Providence with a light barge and anchored off 116th Street, where she remained through the day.
There were three Coast Guard 29’ response boats on the River during the day, spread out up to the Bridge for no obvious reason. One helped escort Norwegian Getaway on her afternoon departure, a job usually left to the NYPD. With colder weather coming, the Coast Guard’s Bayonne-based small harbor tug Line headed up to Poughkeepsie. The larger icebreaker, Sturgeon Bay, was already upriver, reaching Albany Wednesday night. Penobscot Bay and the other 65 footer, Hawser, were in reserve at the Bayonne dock.
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