Quickie here, thanks to AIS and John Watson, who manages to stay aloft in his  . . . would you believe stealthy hot air balloon?  Anyhow, believe that or not, check out this line of vessels between Poughkeepsie southward to West Point . . . as of 0900 hours today.  Note that Bremer Johanna–in the sixth boro since late spring–has retreated up to Hyde Park.

As of 1100 h today Sunday, in the eye of the storm, only Miriam Moran (over in Newark Bay) and some of the Sandy Hook pilot boats moved.

Here’s a shot of Elizabeth McAllister at 1130 hholding onto Horizon Discovery (1968) at the GMD Bayonne yard.

By 1530 Sunday, winds had started to kick back up on the backside of Irene as New Jersey Responder–visible on the second AIS map in yesterday’s post–

motored through the whitecaps on her the way to her station near Perth Amboy.

Notice that I mentioned Miriam Moran earlier in this post, she may have headed up to the Manhattan passenger terminal where–believe it or not–Veendam (pronounced “vain dumb”) withstood Irene’s vagaries . ..  all of them . . . start to finish.  I will try to catch Veendam on her departure tomorrow.

All fotos by John Watson, for whose efforts I am indeed grateful.  The sixth boro–writ large–seems to have weathered this overrated storm well.  More details–I hope–tomorrow.

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