Memorial Day weekend ahead
The cruise terminal is teaming with sailors and coast guards and heavily guarded as we head into Memorial Day weekend. Observed commercial traffic has been moderate.
The Fleet is In
Fleet Week kicked off Wednesday with the traditional parade of ships. The surprise this year was the participation of the destroyer USS Cole, famous for surviving a deadly al-Qaeda attack in Yemen back in October 2000. For more on Fleet Week, see my write up in the West side Rag. Meanwhile, the marine highway remained…
Get ready for the fleet
Fleet Week officially kicks off Wednesday with the arrival of the parade of ships heading for Pier 88 and Stapleton, but there were signs of preparation already on Tuesday. The Italian frigate Virginio Fasan was tied up at Pier 90 in the morning, though they later headed back to the Harbor, presumably to join the…
Working and resting
North River anchorages remain relatively crowded Sunday, but cargos were also on the move. Kimberly Poling remained anchored off Englewood Cliffs but colleagues on Evelyn Cutler and Marilyn George were moving north with cargos. Similarly, Timothy L. Reinauer and Kristy Ann were anchored south of the Bridge, while Haggerty Girls and Nicole Reinauer headed north.…
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…
The North River saw steady two-way traffic Tuesday. Early showers gave way to sun, but temperatures remain unseasonably chilly.
Sunday brought typical fare, a collection of tanker barges and hoppers pushed by tugs from various competing towing companies. Norwegian Prima arrived at Pier 88 after Epic left for Europe the evening before. The expedition cruise ship Ocean Explorer docked on the south side of the pier.