Heating up again
Temperatures have continued to climb after the mild weekend and winds were light on Tuesday. Observed commercial traffic was fairly typical, with stone moving south and refined oil products moving north.
Continuing a good run
Beautiful weekend conditions continued into Monday, with clear skies, pleasant temperatures and winds building from the southeast. River traffic was fairly moderate. Carnival Magic was in town, loading passengers for an afternoon departure for Bermuda, and Royal Wagenborg’s Virginiaborg passed through after unloading wood pulp in Albany.
Splendid weather persisted through Sunday, with clear skies, light breezes and moderate temperatures. River traffic was fairly light, with the notable exception of one large cargo ship coming through early.
A hint of Autumn?
A beautiful cool and breezy morning gave way to a more typical summer afternoon, but for a while this morning it felt like fall might be creeping closer. Winds were out of the north, atypical for summer. River traffic was light and typical.
Yesterday’s respite from the heat was short-lived as temperatures climbed again after overnight thunderstorms. Unfortunately, winds remained light. River traffic was fairly typical. The Naval Academy’s yard patrol training boats were back in town for a fourth time this summer as summer training cruises likely wind up ahead of the beginning of the Fall term…
Wind and water
The city continued to bake in unbearable heat on Monday. The River was the place to be with steady south winds providing some natural air conditioning. Commercial traffic was light and fairly typical in nature. The super yacht Neninka remained anchored off 72nd Street for a second day. A CMV-22B, which is a Navy logistics…
The spell of perfect weather came to an end Thursday, with temperatures rising again, though thankfully winds continued to blow steadily from the south. The second half of the week also has brought some interesting tanker traffic. Wednesday evening saw a Marshall Islands flagged tanker, The Amigo, coming down the river after having likely brought…
Another very pleasant day, with southerly winds building into afternoon and setting up some good sailing. Commercial traffic on the River seemed rather light after yesterday’s flood of hoppers and empty tanker ATBs, though by the end of the day there were a number of loaded tankers heading north. Kirby Corp’s tug Mako remains anchored…
Perfect Tuesday for pushing rock
Cooler air, lower humidity but still with the same steady breeze out of the southwest made for perfect conditions on Tuesday. River traffic was fairly heavy with a lot of rock and gravel heading south. The Mako remained anchored off 72nd Street, going on four days, but perhaps her brief visit to the Upper Bay…
Breaking the heat wave
The heat wave of the past few days finally broke on Monday, with cooler air moving in and heavy thunderstorms hitting in the afternoon, knocking sailors and other recreational boats off the River. Commercial traffic was light and not particularly notable. Saint Emilion, Morgan Reinauer, and Mako remained at anchor in the River in the…