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
Thursday brought clear skies with temperatures in the 30s and 15 knot winds out of the southwest. Conditions are set to deteriorate as we move into the weekend, with temperatures dropping sharply. Small craft warning was in effect for the Harbor Thursday, and a gale warning goes into effect Friday. On the River, tanker cargos were moving north again for the first time in few days, though traffic still seemed light.
One interesting movement observed was the delivery of a fuel barge to the Con Ed dock at Pier 98. Con Ed keeps a fuel barge (GCS 230) docked there during the winter to store oil as a backup fuel for the landmarked steam plant on the opposite side of 12th Avenue, which mainly burns natural gas delivered by pipe but will sometimes burn oil in the winter. The GCS 230 barge remains all winter, but is refueled from other barges brought alongside, as appeared to occur Thursday (see blog post First Freeze for more on this). Centerline’s Lightning delivered the barge at sunrise, and another Centerline tug, Andrea, picked it up at the end of the day.
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