Latest New York Harbor Stories

2014-07-16 16:20:43

Marina programming set to launch from Pier 5 BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Trenk Family Foundation: An historic U.S. Navy vessel that was originally deployed during Vietnam and later used to train U.S. helicopter pilots will temporarily dock at Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) and for the first time be open for public tours, organizers announced today. In advance of construction of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Marina,...

Storm Waters Could Easily Flood Manhattan Due To Rising Seas
2014-04-24 09:35:31

[ Watch the Video: Odds of Storm Water Overflowing NY Increasing Significantly ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After Hurricane Sandy devastated New York, the fear of another flood has driven much concern in both the academic world and the political one. A new study from Portland State University reveals that since the mid-1800s, maximum water levels in New York harbor during major storms have risen by nearly two and a half feet. This makes the possibility of...

2012-09-05 23:03:23

On September 5th, 2012 the inaugural “Liberty to Freedom Swim”, dedicated to peace and freedom throughout the world, will take place in New York Harbor. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 04, 2012 Big River Man Martin Strel will attempt a never before done open water Swim from the Statue of Liberty to the Freedom Tower this Wednesday morning, September 5th, at 9:30 AM. The route connects the symbol for a future of liberty from oppression to the symbol for a future free from terror,...

2011-01-14 09:24:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Golin Harris for Cunard at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=bfa8fcd5-0b90-4d57-8bd1-99eac6881578# Riding the wave of America's love affair with all things Royal, Cunard's flagship, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, the youngest fleet at sea, sail into the New York Harbor. The three luxury cruise ships make a historic rendezvous at the Statue of Liberty. The meeting of the...

2010-06-02 10:45:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Fabien Cousteau, third generation Ocean Explorer, has announced Plant A Fish, a campaign to help restore and protect healthy waters around the world. Continuing a legacy of exploration and marine life protection pioneered by Fabien's grandfather Jacques Cousteau, Plant A Fish intends to educate and engage people in greater ocean awareness and ultimately ocean stewardship, beginning with the simple act of first 'planting a fish'. (Photo:...

2009-09-09 13:50:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Three years after the dedication of the 100 foot tall World Trade Center memorial located at the entrance to New York harbor, its web site has been launched, enabling widespread access to view this spectacular memorial at www.911monument.com. The monument, called To the Struggle Against World Terrorism but known by some as the Teardrop Memorial, is located on the peninsula in Bayonne, New Jersey at the entrance to New York Harbor. The monument,...

2009-02-09 17:26:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The HORIZON PRODUCER, a 720-foot ocean-going container shipping vessel departs on the East River today after drydock maintenance at the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY). The PRODUCER, operated by America's leading containership operator and integrated logistics company, Horizon Lines Inc. (NYSE: HRZ), is the first containership in drydock on a New York river in more than 15 years, when the last such vessel was serviced in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Navy Yard,...

2008-09-27 03:00:13

By Hoffman, Ross N Ponte, Rui M; Kostelich, Eric J; Blumberg, Alan; Szunyogh, Istvan; Vinogradov, Sergey V; Henderson, John M ABSTRACT Data assimilation approaches that use ensembles to approximate a Kalman filter have many potential advantages for oceanographic applications. To explore the extent to which this holds, the Estuarine and Coastal Ocean Model (ECOM) is coupled with a modern data assimilation method based on the local ensemble transform Kalman filter (LETKF), and a series of...

2006-02-13 13:18:29

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday a heavy fuel oil spill from a Chevron facility in New York Harbor closed vessel traffic in waters near Staten Island. The spill happened during a transfer of about 1.5 million gallons of heavy fuel oil from a barge to the facility in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the Coast Guard said. Chevron has assumed responsibility for the spill, the Coast Guard said in a statement. It was not known how much oil spilled into the water.

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'