Early this afternoon my AIS reported the 140-foot Coast Guard Icebreaker Morro Bay making haste southbound on the Hudson River and she had already passed Rogers Point and rounded Crum Elbow. In a flash I bundled up, jumped on my bike and within five minutes sped out onto Walkway Over the Hudson where I was buffeted by 25 to 40 mph wind gusts and sub freezing temperatures.
Fortunately Morro Bay was trucking so I didn't have long to wait. The north wind howled making the bridge sing and even blew my bike off its kickstand as I made these photos.
Here is some additional information about the Morro Bay.
This evening as I write Kirby's Lincoln Sea and Hornbeck's Liberty Service are passing northbound at Poughkeepsie. And I see the Zachery Reinauer anchored off Port Ewen with several ships, Maersk Illinois, Ebroborg, and Saimaagracht and the tug Meredith Reinauer berthed at the Port of Albany.
I plan to set out before dawn tomorrow with temperatures forecast at 11 degrees to make some late winter icy river photos of these vessels. Stay tuned.