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…
Back so soon?
Aruna Berk passed us on July 1 heading for Buchanan with a load of gypsum from Spain (see Wind and Wallboard). She headed back to sea a week later on July 8, passing ahead of the departing Italian destroyer visiting Pier 88. However, she was back again a day later. Having made a big loop…
Blazing heat prevailed on Sunday, with light winds out of the south. Recreational activity was most notable early, while things were still cool. Commercial activity was typical for a Sunday. Another escorted swimmer came through in the morning, with its accompanying powerboat flying an “I” flag. The tug Rhea Bouchard anchored off 72nd Street with…
Summer arrives early
What started out as a cool and foggy morning quickly morphed into a hot and hazy day, with temperatures getting up into the 90s. The water remains cold, keep temperatures right by the river rather moderate. Traffic was fairly typical of a summer Saturday though.
A Pea Souper
Sunday opened with a thick layer of fog sitting over the river. The soup burned off, though, over the course of the morning, and afternoon brought sunny skies and warm temperatures, with plenty of recreational activity on the river.
Burning off the fog
Saturday morning started out in dense fog once again, but the haze had burned off by late morning, giving way to a sunny and warm afternoon. Air temperatures rose into the 60s, but the water remains cold in the mid 40s range. The tugboat Frances headed upstate with an empty scow. According to tugboatinfo.com http://www.tug44.org/tugboats.trawlers/tug-frances/…
Coming in like a…lamb
March came in quietly, both in terms of mild weather and light activity on the river. We did see one kayaker venturing out in the afternoon. Dean Reinauer came through with a barge loaded in Cateret, with AIS indicating a destination of Newburgh. The anchorages are empty with the usual exception of Teresa, who continues…
Swinging with the tide
Light traffic on the river on Saturday, with two tug and barge combinations sitting at anchor: the Teresa, which has been here at least 3 weeks now, and the Curtis Reinauer which sits about a mile further north. In the photo below, the ebb tide is slacking in the afternoon and the anchored vessels are…
Reinauer Transportation kept its articulated tug/barge (AT/B) combinations busy on Monday, with loaded tankers heading upriver and empties coming down. Below we see the Curtis Reinauer heading for Albany with a heavy barge after loading fuel products at the Philips 66 Bayway Refinery in Linden. Warmer weather and the holiday brought a kayaker out, seen…