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John Vargo

John Vargo

Boating on the Hudson editor

Thursday, 17 September 2015 03:27

THE HUDSON HAS+NOT BEEN SOUNDED IN 70 YEARS!

 
 MUCH OF THE DATA ON THIS OFFICIAL NOAA HUDSON RIVER CHART IS INACCURATE AND NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED.
PLEASE READ THIS RECENT LETTER BY THE SENIOR RIVER PILOT CAPTAIN SCOTT IRELAND TO NOAA!

 

 

Rear Admiral Gerd Glang
Director, NOAA Office of Coast Survey 1315 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Dear Admiral Glang:

My name is Captain R. Scott Ireland. I am the senior pilot of the Hudson River Pilots Association. Our members, along with many other professional mariners, are responsible for the safe and timely movement of commercial shipping on the Hudson River.

As Hudson River Pilots, we routinely brings ships that are 600 ft to 650 ft long x 105.9 ft wide through the federal channel from Kingston NY to Albany NY. This channel is 50 miles long and 400 feet wide with a federal project depth of 32 ft. The ships that we pilot carry cargoes such as scrap steel, grain, heavy lift project cargo, and the new player on the block, millions of barrels of Bakken crude oil being shipped out of the Port of Albany.

The increasing frequency of these large ships transiting an unusually long, narrow channel (as well as barges/ATB’s carrying crude oil) creates difficult navigational challenges that we encounter on a daily basis.

The biggest challenge, due to vessel size and the frequency of such transits, is that the meeting and passing of these increasingly larger vessels often requires that we find areas of the river where either or both vessels necessarily need to navigate the edges or even outside the edges of the federal chan- nel. Doing so safely often requires one or both of the meeting vessels to rely on soundings outside the channel to ensure that enough water is available in the area being transited.      Click here for the rest of the story

FINALLY A COLLECTION OF PAST PAGES OF BOATING ON THE HUDSON MAGAZINE NCLUDING THE VERY FIRST PUBLISHED PAGE.

YOU CAN GET YOUR 12.95 COPY BY GOING TO AMAZON.COM, TYPING IN BOATING ON THE HUDSON REMEMBERANCES

Rememberance: ten years of Boating On the Hudson Memories (Rememberances, Boating On the Hudson & Beyond Mag.) (Volume 1)

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 08:37

JUST FOR YOU FOR CHRISTMAS, IVEY'S RIB ROAST

I love making Rib Roast this time of year.
They are everywhere and they are on sale!!!
To me, cooking up that big honking hunk
of meat is a true sign of the holidays. I
have a recipe that is so easy, so delicious;
you are going to fall in love with it too.
Since I started cooking it this way; rib
roast has become a regular in our family’s
food repertoire. My darling Hub always
wants an end cut.  More

Sunday, 09 November 2014 19:00

One Mans Dream Comes To Life

 

A new name was added


last month to the list of CYC mem

bers who have sailed to Bermuda


and back. Brett Kolfrat departed


CYC’s deep water dock on July 1


bound for Bermuda, and returned to


CYC on July 25 with a successful blue


water passage under his belt.     Read More...

SPANISH 170 FOOT TALL SHIP "EL GALEON" WILL BE DOCK AT THE RIVERFRONT MARINA FROM OCTOBER 12TH TO THE 18TH. OPEN FOR VISITORS FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM.

 

This is a spectacular one of a kind ship. It has an admission fee for adults and children. Billy Joe's Rib 
Works adjacent to Riverfront Marina will be hosting a pirate weekend in support of this spectacular ship

 

The huge West Coast Lifter has arrived on station at the Tappan Zee Bridge site today October 6, 2014. Leaving its resting place on the west side of New York Harbor at 6 A M this morning it arrived at 11 AM to be greeted by the Governor of New York an other dignitaries at Piermont Pier as it passed in review.  The West Coast Lifter will be used to replace portions of the New Tappan Zee Bridge.

Saturday, 20 September 2014 07:09

VERMONT SAIL FREIGHT PROJECT

 August 15, 2014            ABOUT THE COVER AND MORE.....
A “Foremast Jack’s 
Perspective” on 
VSFP
Note: The following piece was written 
by Meade Atkeson, our intrepid intern 
who came to us through the MiddCore 
Plus program of Middlebury College. 
We all wish Meade the best in his future 
endeavors!  More
Saturday, 20 September 2014 05:33

TWO CANOE TRIPS A CENTURY APART

1910 Milton Wend and his friend 
Russell spend an eventful week 
on the Hudson in August 1910
 
2014
How the idea came about 
is Robbie Gilmore was looking at 
his bus route to Manhattan, saw the 
bus went through Albany, saw there 
was a river in Albany zoomed out of 
google maps, saw that river went to 
Manhattan!
Monday, 25 August 2014 05:37

Dinosaurs of the Hudson River

At Certain times of the year there are strange, huge fish that visit the Hudson River in large numbers.

 
Many are here throughout the year, however the increase in numbers is 
caused by the spawning sturgeon that lay their eggs on the rocky bottom of certain parts of the Hudson River.
 
Riverman knew when the sturgeon had arrived and sought this prize of prizes for the eggs or caviar that they provided. MORE....
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