Windy Wednesday with a visitor from afar
Mid-week traffic on the River seemed light and entirely unremarkable after a more interesting start to the week, with the exception of a visiting fast ferry heading to Nyack for service. However, whipping northwest winds limited NRN observation opportunities. A bald eagle was sighted off 73rd Street but, sadly, not photographed.
Skies cleared Saturday and temperatures slowly climbed back above 40 amid bright sunshine. A bulker came through in the morning, heading out to sea after delivering a cargo of gypsum from Garrucha, Spain to the wallboard plant in Buchanan, NY. At sunset, another bulk ship came through heading north for Coeymans with unknown cargo, or…
Beginning to feel a lot like…
The week before Christmas and the arrival of astronomically defined winter saw clear and cold conditions giving way to heavy rain at the end of the week. Tanker barges remained active, and by the end of the week some less familiar vessels arrived.
Tuesday and Wednesday have been clear and cold in New York, with morning temperatures below freezing, but weather is coming, with warmer temperatures and rain arriving Thursday. Observed traffic has been lighter after the Monday rush, with some hopper traffic of note. Adeline Marie, who anchors frequently in the River but rarely seems to move…
Over the rainbow, plus the fireboat mystery solved
Dawn on Monday brought a glorious rainbow to the River, arching from Weehawken up to North Bergen. A last line of rain showers came through at 7:20am, ending the effect, but it was great while it lasted. Activity on the River remained heavy. Adeline Marie remained at anchor on the River as she has been…
Ready to freeze
After a brief period of rain mid-week as the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole lingered, New York shifted to classic clear and cold autumn weather, with morning temperatures in the 30’s and 15 knot winds out of the southwest. Tanker barges remain busy and seem to be favoring the River over the Bay during their…
A small yacht caught fire and sank in the river on Saturday afternoon, going down off 100th Street. FDNY and North Hudson NJ Fire Department boats responded but the boat sunk in about 30 feet of water. The FDNY reported no injuries from the incident, and NBC News reported that the passengers were rescued by…
The Jet Ski Invasion
Saturday was the annual Jet Ski Invasion, where 100s of personal watercraft gather and make a circuit of Manhattan, very enjoyable to the riders and a big noisy nuisance to pretty much everyone else who traverses or follows the North River. The “invasion” rounded the Battery after 11am and proceeded north. The invasion was escorted…
Hot steamy conditions persisted on Sunday, but there was a light breeze and cool water temperatures made things tolerable on the river. Commercial traffic was light but two tug/barge combinations anchored off Riverside Park.
Another glorious day with light breezes and moderately heavy river traffic Tuesday.