Thursday’s perfect conditions gave way to a Friday washout, with soaking rains cancelling ball games. Things will get worse before they get better, with winds set to pick up on Saturday. Commercial traffic on the river remained heavy even as recreational boaters stayed dry.
The strong northwest winds slowly abated over the weekend and swung around to the south. Temperatures came up into the 60s, but there is rain coming tomorrow. Dredging activity continued but shifted to the south side of Pier 88.
Another windy Wednesday
Brisk northwest winds kept recreational activity to a minimum on Wednesday, but there was a fair amount of commercial traffic. The cargo ship BBC Rushmore came up the river early, arriving from Newfoundland, Canada and heading for the Port of Albany. Over at the Boat Basin, a work boat from the Miller’s Launch was busy…
Sutphins happening on Pier 86
The newly commissioned Coast Guard 154’ Fast Response Cutter the Clarence Suthphin Jr. is tied up at the end of Pier 86, the pier which houses the Intrepid Museum. The Sutphin’s commissioning ceremony was apparently yesterday and it is soon heading for Bahrain, one of six such cutters which support the US Central Command in…
Practice makes perfect
Coast Guard Sector New York’s four 29’ response boats were back in the river Thursday, drilling similarly to what we observed almost exactly a month ago (see Drill Baby Drill). Once again, two boats had their forward machine guns mounted. FDNY’s 140’ Marine 1 fire boat was also practicing on the river (or perhaps just…
Dropping temperatures, whipping winds, and the Easter holiday kept activity to a minimum on Sunday. Vane Brothers Wye River came through with an empty-looking barge arriving from Boston via the Cape Cod Canal and heading straight for Albany without picking up cargo in Jersey. This is a somewhat unusual movement, though perhaps the barge is…