Mid-April traffic remained fairly light, with cement still factoring heavily in the mix of observed cargos. A foreign flagged oil products tanker came through Tuesday morning, arriving from Hamilton, Ontario and signaling Albany. Hamilton is not a refinery port, but the tanker was riding high in the water and its possible it was heading up to load a Canadian-bound ethanol cargo, though it could also be carrying an agricultural product.

Saint Emilion anchored off 72nd Street with a light barge after returning from Albany, but then handed the barge off to Evelyn Cutler on Tuesday and headed for Bayonne. Temperatures were pleasant but winds were brisk, with gusts above 20 knots keeping sailboats off the water on Tuesday. The 79th Street Boat Basin has been in the news lately; see my article in the West Side Rag for the latest details.

The tanker Qikiqtaaluk W arrived from Lake Ontario on Tuesday morning heading for Albany, perhaps to load a cargo there or perhaps carrying an agricultural product
Coral Coast had another cement cargo coming down from Ravenna NY and heading for Lafarge’s Flushing Bay terminal
Coral Coast passed Kimberly Poling on two whistles
Josephine pushed a cargo north in the Monday morning fog
Kimberly went on to anchor on the River for a few hours before returning to the New Jersey fuel terminals
By Tuesday evening, Kimberly was heading north again with a cargo bound for Albany
Saint Emilion also anchored on the North River with a light barge on Monday
By midday Tuesday, Saint Emilion had headed down to Caddell Dry Dock on the Kill van Kull and Evelyn Cutler had come up to baby sit the barge, making up to it on the hip. Evelyn has not been observed by NRN since February 1.
The Saint returned before sundown
And dropped into the notch behind the barge
Curtis Reinauer came through Tuesday afternoon, returning from Albany and going on to anchor in the Upper Bay
Norwegian Sun arrived from Portugal, stopping at Pier 88 en route to Florida and from there to her summer sailing grounds off Alaska
Brant have been in evidence on the River this month
Keeping the mallards and Canada geese on their toes
Winds have been brisk out of the the south
Apparently it was not too windy for one of these things, which may be called a wing ding

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