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Historic Ferryboat Binghamton to be Broken Up

When the New York Times features your obituary on the front page, it probably means that you are dead. Sadly, that is the case of with historic ferryboat Binghamton. Yesterday, the New York Times featured an article “Final Departure for … Continue reading

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Menhaden & Humpbacks — Small Fish & Large Whales

Last week, a humpback whale swam into the Hudson River as far north as the George Washington Bridge. Humpbacks have been returning to the waters around New York in significant numbers in recent years, although a whale swimming in the … Continue reading

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Humpback Whale In New York’s Inner Harbor

Yesterday, we posted about the remarkable recovery of humpback whales after have been hunted to near extinction in the 1980s. Coincidentally, yesterday morning, a humpback whale was spotted swimming in the Hudson River in New York’s inner harbor near the … Continue reading

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24th Annual North River Tugboat Race & Competition! Sunday, October 9th

The 24th Annual North River Tugboat Race & Competition was originally scheduled for Labor Day, but Tropical Storm Hermine interfered. The rescheduled event, sponsored by the Working Harbor Committee will be held on Sunday, October 9th from 9am-2pm at Pier … Continue reading

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Ferry Collides with a Group of Kayakers on Hudson River

Yesterday, just before 6PM, a commuter ferry collided with a group of kayaks carrying ten kayakers, shortly after departing from the NY Waterway terminal at 39th Street on the Hudson River in Manhattan. The kayakers were part of a group organized by … Continue reading

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Hōkūleʻa in North Cove — Palm Trees and Stormy Skies

The Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa was officially welcomed to New York yesterday morning in ceremonies in North Cove on the Hudson River. The voyaging canoe and her crew, in the third year of an epic voyage around the world, were greeted … Continue reading

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Scheduling & Sailing the America’s Cup on an Uncooperative River

This afternoon, the Americas’ Cup will return to New York.  Well, not the cup itself, and the races aren’t for the cup either. They are qualifying races for the big races next year. But they will be raced on super-fast AC45 … Continue reading

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Public Notice: Ferryboat Binghamton Removal for Preservation and Restoration

We have been asked to post this public notice seeking interested parties to remove and restore the Ferryboat Binghamton, now aground, flooded and seriously damaged in the Hudson River off Edgewater, NJ.  Interested parties should email FerryboatBinghamton@gmail.com for more information. … Continue reading

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Seal Waving From Ice Patch in the Hudson River

Some folks think that those around New York City are unfriendly, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Here is a short video of a seal resting on a patch of ice in the Hudson River waving at Megan Viscovich … Continue reading

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Keep Off the Ice & Remembering Robert Fulton, Who Died 200 Years Ago Today

The Working Harbor Committee blog posted today, Keep Off the Ice! The post begins begins: The Hudson PD issued a warning for people to stay off the frozen river in Hudson, N.Y. after security cameras at the Hudson Boat Launch … Continue reading

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Frozen Beauty – A Winter Morning on the Hudson River

It is currently around 18 degrees F on the west bank of the Hudson River, but with the wind chill the figures are somewhere in the negative numbers. It seems appropriate, therefore, to post this wonderful video, shot by an … Continue reading

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Historic Steamer SS Columbia Coming to New York!

The passenger steamer SS Columbia is heading toward New York!  The goal is to restore the historic steamer, built in 1902, and to put her in service on the  Hudson River.  SS Columbia is the oldest surviving passenger steamship in … Continue reading

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Grand Banks Oyster Bar on the Schooner Sherman Zwicker on the Hudson

I believe that this is the first straight-out restaurant review that we have done on the Old Salt Blog.  Then again the Grand Banks Oyster Bar on the schooner Sherman Zwicker is not your typical restaurant.  Sherman Zwicker is a … Continue reading

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Pete Seeger, the Hudson River and the Sloop Clearwater

Pete Seeger died last night at the age of 94.  Seeger was a folk singer and song writer, as well as an activist who thought that song just might change the world.  It is hard to believe that he has … Continue reading

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When the Harbor Froze in New York

Much of the US is suffering under a “polar vortex,” which has plunged temperatures into single digits and wind chills well into negative numbers. Here on the west bank of the Hudson River the temperature is around 4 F with … Continue reading

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Labor Day Festivities – Festival of Sail in San Diego and 21st Annual Great North River Tug Boat Race and Competition in New York

Great activities on the water, on both coasts, this Labor Day weekend. In San Diego, the annual Festival of Sail began yesterday with a Parade of Sail and continues through Monday with lots of great activities. as described by San Diego … Continue reading

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Tragedy on the Hudson – Speed Boat Hits Construction Barge, Bride-to-be Dead, Fiance Injured, Best Man Missing

A woman scheduled to be married in two weeks was killed on on Friday night around 10PM, when the 21′ long Stingray speedboat she was aboard hit a construction barge anchored off the Tappan Zee bridge in the Hudson River, … Continue reading

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Giant Head Found Floating in the Hudson River

The Marist College crew team found a seven foot tall head floating in the Hudson River on Friday.  Very odd. So far, the head is unclaimed. College crew team pulls giant head out of Hudson River Giant Floating Head Found in … Continue reading

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Stena Primorsk Runs Aground in Hudson River South of Albany, NY, but That is Not the Interesting Part of the Story

Yesterday morning, the tanker, Stena Primorsk, ran aground in the Hudson River about ten miles south of Albany, NY after suffering a steering gear failure.  No oil was reported to have been spilled. There are a whole range of interesting aspects … Continue reading

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Fireboat John J. Harvey – 2012 Fall Benefit, Sunday October 28th, Pier 66 on the Hudson River

This Sunday there will be a full day benefit for the historic Fireboat John J. Harvey on Pier 66 (26th and the Hudson River) in New York. It looks like lots of fun. The festivities are divided into two parts. From 1-5pm the … Continue reading

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