Working in pairs
Sunday brought hot temperatures and light winds out of the East. The morning was marked by tugboats working in pairs, with a pair of tugs pulling and pushing a huge Weeks crane north, and a pair of Vane Brothers tugs also heading upstate light. Anchorages were filing up, with the Cape Henry and Stephen Reinauer…
Summer in the city
Temperatures moderated Sunday and winds picked up, making for a great day to be on the water for recreation. For some mariners though, Sunday is just another working day, and commercial traffic on the River was heavy. As usual, ATBs were moving oil products north and returning light. Cement barges moved the other way, coming…
As we move into mid-summer, the days start to run together. Heat, interrupted by occasional storms, and winds from the southeast building as the heat builds up through the day making for excellent afternoon and evening sailing. River traffic continues as usual, and boaters, sailors, paddle boarders and even swimmers are out in force.
The Training Ship Kennedy arrived today at Pier 88. The ship belongs to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy which uses it for a winter sea term, but in the summer it is attached to Texas A&M Maritime Academy for their summer sea term. The ship is a former freighter launched in 1967. A&M’s summer voyage brought…
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…
Friday brought hot and humid conditions and the arrival of four of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Yard Patrol training ships. Two of these ships were in town a few weeks ago for Fleet Week, and this latest visit comes after a trip to Boston, likely for summer training. The boats are tied up at Pier…