Coast Guard may designate more Hudson River anchor sites


Fox5: A new proposal may soon change the scenic view along the Hudson River. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano is just one of many officials against the Coast Guard’s proposal to put 10 commercial shipping anchorages on the Hudson River between Yonkers and Kingston.

The Coast Guard is considering the proposal after receiving requests from the shipping industry. The proposal would allow commercial barges to tie to a dock and sit along developing waterfronts north of New York City.

Spano is leading the charge against the anchorage sites. He issued this petition called ban the barge as well as a graphic that lays out where the barges would be located 70 miles up along the Hudson.  Read more.

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