Hudson River anchorage proponent downplays visual impacts

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Daily Freeman: One of the groups behind the request for commercial vessel anchorage sites along the Hudson River between Kingston and Yonkers says there will be little to no visual impact if the U.S. Coast Guard approves the plan. “This has been custom and practice for hundreds of years,” Edward Kelly, executive director of the Maritime Association of the Port … Read More

Officials Call for Public to Comment on Proposed Hudson River Commercial Anchorages

adminNews, Uncategorized Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino is asking the public to voice its concerns over the federal government’s plan to allow commercial barges to anchor at points close to the Westchester coastline. The Coast Guard is considering putting 10 new anchorage grounds in the Hudson River from Yonkers in Westchester County to Kingston in Ulster County. Requests from the Maritime Association of … Read More

Officials: Don’t make Hudson barge ‘parking lot’

adminNews, Uncategorized (Verplanck) Opposition is growing to a proposal to put as many as 10 commercial shipping anchorages on the Hudson River in space stretching from Yonkers to Kingston. At a press conference Tuesday at the Cortlandt Waterfront Park, a bevy of local officials demanded the Coast Guard hold public hearings before moving forward with the measure, which would allow commercial … Read More

Coast Guard Proposes More Barge Parking Areas

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Highlands Current: The U.S. Coast Guard is considering 10 sites for overnight barge parking lots, called anchorage grounds, on the Hudson River between Yonkers and Kingston, including 445 acres between Beacon and Newburgh, an area large enough to berth up to five barges. There is currently only a single anchorage ground, near Hyde Park, along the 100-mile river stretch from New … Read More

Coast Guard plan: More barges anchored on Hudson

adminNews, Uncategorized The Coast Guard is floating the idea of adding more places for commercial vessels to drop anchor on the Hudson River. 10 locations between Yonkers and Kingston have been chosen as potential anchorages, including sites at Tomkins Cove and Montrose. The Coast Guard is asking for public feedback on the plan, which officials said is meant to make river traffic safer and more efficient. … Read More