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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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20th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition

The 20th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition will be held again this year on the Hudson River at Pier 84 (off W44th Street) in Manhattan.  The festivities begin with a Parade of Tugs at 10:00 am with the tug boat race, from the … Continue reading

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Pride of Baltimore II Visiting New York’s North Cove

The Pride of Baltimore II is visiting New York, calling in Manhattan’s North Cove on the Hudson River.  She should be arriving around mid-day today and will be staying through Sunday.  Daysails and dockside tours will be available.  (See the schedule after the … Continue reading

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Banners in the Breeze – Clipper Round the World Fleet

The crews sailing in the Clipper Round the World Race represent over 40 nationalities. You can get a sense of the international makeup of the fleet by the banners and flags that they fly now that they have arrived in port.  Here … Continue reading

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OpSail New York – Parade of Sail

The fleet began to appear from the harbor haze around 9 AM and headed north up the inner harbor and the Hudson River. They were a mix of full rigged ships, barques, barquentines, topsail schooners and schooners.  Most were naval vessels, but … Continue reading

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Opsail & Fleet Week Arrive in New York

The visiting tall ships have started arriving in New York’s outer harbor.  Tomorrow morning at just after 8 in the morning, the “Parade of Sail” will form up at the Verazano Narrows Bridge and stand north into the inner harbor past the … Continue reading

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Barque Picton Castle Arrives in New York Harbor

On an overcast Tuesday morning, the Barque Picton Castle sailed into New York harbor and tied up at Pier 25 just before the rain set in.  under the watchful eye of Captain Daniel Moreland, the crew of mostly young men and women brought … Continue reading

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Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives in New York

The Space Shuttle Enterprise arrived in New York today on its way to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.   The Shuttle Enterprise rode piggy-back on a NASA 747, flying a loop over the Hudson River before landing at Kennedy Airport.  The shuttle will … Continue reading

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Great North River Tug Boat Race 2011

The Hudson River as it enters New York harbor is still an unhealthy shade of brown from all the runoff from Hurricane Irene. Nevertheless it was a fine day to be on the river, especially to watch the 19th Annual Great North River Tug … Continue reading

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2011 Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition

The next Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition is coming up on Labor Day weekend, on September 4th on the Hudson River in New York harbor. If my count is correct, this will be the 19th annual tug boat race.  One of the … Continue reading

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In Blistering Heat Wave, Sewage Plant Fire Keeps New Yorkers Away from the Water

The timing could not have been worse. In the midst of a blistering heat wave in New York City, what has been described as a “catastrophic fire” at the North River Waste Water Treatment plant yesterday allowed millions of gallons of … Continue reading

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Busy Weekend in New York Harbor – Mermaids, Sloops & Song

This will be  busy weekend around the Hudson River and New York harbor.     At Croton Point Park,  on the east bank of the Hudson River, just north of New York City, the Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival – … Continue reading

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Pegasus, Lilac and Clipper City to Dock at Pier Pier 25 in the Hudson River

In January we posted that the Hudson River Park Trust was seeking proposals to dock historic vessels on the newly refurbished Pier 25 in the Hudson River off Tribecca.   Earlier this month the the Hudson River Park Trust announced … Continue reading

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