Snow at last

Snow finally arrived on the final day of February, bringing 1.8” of accumulation in Central Park and ending a record long winter snow drought. The powder did not last long though. With snow switching to rain and temperatures rising into the high 30s, there was little left on the roads for the evening commute. March looks like it will come in like a lamb, with temperatures climbing into the 40s.

Meanwhile, River traffic has seemed rather light in recent days, though a busy schedule and time out of town has cut into NRN observation opportunities.

Saturday morning saw CMT’s Daisy Mae pushing hoppers back towards Coeymans
Marilyn George, new with Poling-Cutler this year, is becoming a regular on the River, back again Saturday pushing a cargo north towards Albany, just two days after her previous trip and she was once more on her way north on Tuesday.
Vane’s Fort McHenry was on a similar mission on Monday
Vane’s Cape Fear was nearby at Pier 88, refueling the Norwegian Gem in between 11-day round trips to the Caribbean. Gem crew members also had one of the ships lifeboats lowered at that time.
Tuesday found Genesis Valiant anchored off the Boat Basin, a tug we have not observed before on the North River. Valiant was in Philadelphia until a few days ago and her hailing port is listed as Houston.
Kristy Ann, a more familiar presence, was anchored up near Edgewater until leaving Tuesday evening for the Upper Bay.
Goodbye February

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