Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I snapped these pics on Saturday on my trip to BPC. It is a fairly regular phenomena to see ice flows during the winter, particularly on the Hudson. Nothing will top the winter of 1779-1780 when the Hudson, East River and all of New York Harbor froze all the way to Sandy Hook. People were walking from Manhattan to places like Jersey City, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. The British even hauled canons across the river over the ice. So, New York winters are pretty harsh, but could be a lot harsher.
A Cold Snap (NY Times)
When NY Harbor Froze Over (NY Times Archives) Warning PDF