Forum on proposal to establish new anchorage sites on Hudson River takes place Aug. 10 in Rhinebeck

Kingston Daily FreemanNews

Daily Freeman: Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner, D-Clinton, will host a forum Aug. 10 at 5:30 p.m. on the proposal to establish new anchorage sites for commercial shipping on the Hudson River.

The forum will take place at Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 E. Market St.

A request for the anchorages was made in January by the Maritime Association of the Port of NY/NJ Tug and Barge Committee, the Hudson River Port Pilots Association, and the American Waterways Operators. Under the proposal, the Kingston Flats South Anchorage Ground could accommodate up to three vessels, the Port Ewen Anchorage Ground would allow one vessel, the Big Rock Point Anchorage Ground south of Port Ewen could handle four vessels and the Milton Anchorage Ground could be used by two vessels.

Coast Guard officials have set a Sept. 7 deadline for comments here.

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