Coming and going
Tugs and tanker barges accumulated in the North River anchorages on Wednesday, similar to what we saw Monday into Tuesday. This is somewhat unusual in fair weather, even as we did get small craft warnings for the Harbor Wednesday afternoon due to wind gusts above 20 knots. The apparent glut of capacity could reflect a…
Taking a break
North River anchorages filled up with unused tanker capacity on Monday despite mild weather in the Harbor and fair weather ahead. By Tuesday morning, Janice Ann Reinauer, Kirby’s Cape Hatteras, Evelyn Cutler, Vane’s Charleston, and Kristy Ann (Reinauer) were lined up from north to south between the Boat Basin and the Bridge. By Tuesday evening,…
Mothers’ Day weekend passed with fairly typical traffic observations. If Poling-Cutler tugs dominated traffic during previous weekdays, the weekend was heavy with Reinauer Transportation moves. Beautiful conditions prevailed through Sunday.
DonJon Marine’s dredging team was back at work in the Manhattan Cruise Terminal this week, perhaps adding some depth back ahead of Fleet Week later this month. Otherwise observed traffic has been fairly typical on the North River, with Reinauer and Poling-Cutler crews moving oil products north, and stone coming south from the Clinton Point…
Perfect weather brought heavy recreational activity back to the North River, with motor, wind and human power vessels very much in evidence. Commercial traffic was heavy as well, particularly on Sunday. Norwegian’s Prima spent the day on the north side of Pier 88 and the USS Coooperstown remained tied up on the south side after…
Spring at last, again
Conditions improved dramatically as the week progressed, while commercial traffic observations were light and typical, with fuel moving north and cement and stone moving south. The GCS 230 barge surprisingly was returned to Con Ed’s Pier 98 fuel dock by a pair of Vane tugs after an absence of a couple of days. The barge…
The North River saw steady two-way traffic Tuesday. Early showers gave way to sun, but temperatures remain unseasonably chilly.
Arrivals and departures
The first day of May brought some notable arrivals and departures from the piers along the west side of Manhattan. Leaving early Monday was the Dutch frigate HNMLS Holland, which spent a few days tied up on the north side of Pier 90. She appeared to be heading for home to Europe after some months…
Tug/barge anchorages on the sheltered North River were in high demand Sunday after a weekend of steady drenching rain culminating in thunder storms. Recreational activity was virtually nil and even commercial traffic seemed light. Genesis Energy’s Valiant arrived in New York Harbor Friday from Philadelphia and anchored for a bit with a light barge off…
The Usual Suspects
The final week of April has seen very typical traffic on the North River, with perhaps a heavier than usual parade of military flights passing overhead. Temperatures have been unseasonably cool, with rain coming for the weekend.