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Sunken barge update: a big bite

After days of a metallic banging and clanging, the demolition crane was relatively silent yesterday. The crane barge Newark Bay took a time out from barge busting to do some scrap hauling. It was joined by another larger crane barge the Columbia, which lifted the stern portion

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Sunken barge update: bits and pieces

After the remaining contents of the sunken barge were emptied onto another barge using a clamshell crane, the recovery of the sunken barge entered a new phase last week. Apparently, the attempt to patch it was unsuccessful or more gaping holes were discovered below the waterline. Our

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Shoreline clean-up yields boatloads of trash

The Lighthouse peninsula is a lot cleaner after our Saturday morning river sweep. Eighteen volunteers spent over two hours along the jetty picking up debris washed ashore by recent floods. Plastic, styrofoam and other flotsam filled fifty garbage bags. Our supply barge served as a floating trash

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Reminder: river sweep on Saturday

Join us for a shoreline clean up this Saturday morning, May 11th. Get some fresh air, enjoy the river, and make the area look spiffy! Meet at the Lighthouse at 9AM ready to pick up trash. Hope to see you there!

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Salvage of wrecked barge begins

Yesterday morning, the crane barge Delaware Bay arrived at Magdalen Island. The crane is equipped with a clamshell dredge to remove the fill from the grounded hopper barge. It was accompanied by an empty hopper barge to receive the fill with the tugboat Mary Alice. According to

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Springtime natural happenings

The wintering mergansers have departed for northern climes while cormorants have arrived to fill the diving bird niche. The resident pair of eagles alternate between their nest on the other side of the river and their favorite fishing perch on this side. Striped bass are starting to

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Sunken hopper barge

Downstream neighbor Dock photographed the wreck yesterday from his kayak. A tugboat babysat the grounded barge overnight. It is our understanding that these barges were northbound from ALLOCCO Recycling in Greenpoint Brooklyn to the P&M terminal at Coeymans. A spokesperson for the company has assured us that

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Update on the grounded barge

The tug Eastern Dawn just headed upriver with two barges, presumably loaded with what’s left of the cargo that was in transit before running afoul of the rocks on Magdalen Island. Meanwhile, the tug Captain Zeke is looking after the stranded barge.

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Barge run aground on Magdalen Island

Report from Glasco river observation station, aka our downstream neighbors Dock & Kate: Late last night, around 2AM, Dock & Kate awoke to lights and activity on the southern end of Magdalen Island, across the river from Glasco. At daylight, it was apparent that a barge was

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Riverkeeper Sweep on May 11th

Spring cleaning is coming! Join us as we tidy-up the shoreline near the Lighthouse on Saturday, May 11th. The Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy is teaming up with Riverkeeper to host a clean-up at the mouth of Esopus Creek at its confluence with the Hudson River. Lots of trash

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