Wednesday brought precipitation and even some snow flurries, but we remain without significant accumulation of snow this winter, rapidly closing in on a record. Winds remained brisk, and gale warnings went into effect for the Harbor Wednesday afternoon. Deteriorating conditions saw Norwegian Gem postpone her scheduled 4pm departure from Pier 88 until 3am Thursday, according…
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Skies cleared on Tuesday and temperatures dropped into the 30s, with a brisk 15knot wind blowing out of the west. Some interesting traffic passed on the River, but an occasional glance upward was also rewarding. Vessel traffic included a 650 foot bulker headed to Coeymans from Chile and likely carrying road salt, as well as…
Rains continued to soak the New York area as the work week kicked off Monday and River traffic was light, with someCoast Guard icebreaking assets seen heading north. Marilyn George, a tug newly acquired by Poling-Cutler this year according to tugboatinformation.com, was seen heading up river with a cargo for the first time. Reinauer’s Kristy…
Thursday’s rains abated and temperatures climbed into the 40s by Saturday, warm enough for kayakers and for HRCS’s winter sailing crew. A number of tugs with empty tanker barges accumulated in the River by Friday evening. Reinauer’s Kristy Ann also remained with her apparently loaded barge from Thursday into Saturday morning, and then departed to…
We continue to count off the weeks of winter, with sunset after 5pm finally arriving. Weather has remained unseasonably warm, though Thursday brought more rain limiting scope for recreation on the water. River traffic has been fairly typical, with a few exceptions noted below. Thursday also brought Cunard’s Queen Victoria to Pier 90, a rare…
Temperatures barely broke 40 on Sunday, and with a stiff wind blowing from the north, it felt much colder on the River. Commercial traffic was heavy, with three large foreign flagged ships moving through. A pair of 600’ long bulkers came through, heading for Albany. One was arriving from Northern Europe and the other from…
Updated to correct Evelyn Cutler’s destinationNew York City temperature fell slightly below freezing Saturday, the first freeze of the new year, believe it or not. Winds also began to pick up, and a small craft advisory is in effect for the harbor from 6pm. There were some light snow flurries, but we remain without any…
The extraordinarily warm January continued Friday, with temperatures in the 50s and rain falling periodically. Traffic was typical with the exception of a Dutch registered cargo ship heading for Albany from Genoa with a deck cargo comprised of luxury yachts. These will presumably be transferred to trucks in Albany, brought to dealers and many will…
Temperatures warmed Thursday but intermittent rain put a damper on things. Traffic was largely typical, dominated by Reinauer ATBs. Cement barge traffic remains heavier than usual, perhaps reflecting the warm weather supporting construction activity through the winter.
Clear and cold remained the watch words on Wednesday, with temperatures holding in the 30s. River traffic was steady but largely familiar vessels, many already seen at least once this year.