River Summer 2006 Photographs

Module 1 - New York/New Jersey Harbor
Module 2 - Lower-Hudson
Module 3 - Mid-Hudson
Module 4 - Upper Hudson
Module 5 - Adirondack Mountains

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Module 1 - New York/New Jersey Harbor

30 miles beyond the Hudson River mouth the group prepared to lower the sidescan sonar towfish to collect seismic data on the 'shelf'.
Trawling on the Hudson shelf yielded a deck full of sand dollars.
An experimental 'pore sample core' following a European technique used in ocean coring was deployed in the Hudson River. The core is predrilled with locations for copper pipe to be inserted to collect pore samples when the core is pressurized.
Participants toured the Yonkers Wastewater Treatment facility.
Brian Mailloux (Barnard College) trains Ted Eisemer (Hamilton College) on the preparation of the bacteria samples in the wetlab on board the R/V Seawolf. Frank Nitsche (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) and Kelsey Jordahl (Marymount Manhattan College) demonstrated seismic data used to map the river.
Gisela Winckler (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) seals the pore sample tubes. Kevin Farley (Manhattan College) discussed water quality in the New York Harbor.
'Historic' fixtures on the harbor waterfront, like the old "Colgate clock," were archived on film to create a panoramic image of the harbor reminiscent of those created by William Wade in 1848. A panel from Wade's panorama visited by the group at the New York Historical Society.

Module 2 - Lower-Hudson

The River Summer participants gathered at Foundry Cove for a lesson in industrial archaeology. Throughout the course, sampling allowed for the exploration and quantification of the life forces within the river, such as plankton (above).
Tom Mullane (Pearl River High School) works in the boat's lab. Participants gathered salinity, density and temperature data with a CTD instrument, and then manually charted the data to better visualize the profiles.
Steve Schimmrich (SUNY Ulster County Community College) discussed geology of the Hudson Valley at Bear Mountain. (from left) Phillip Meyer (Marymount Manhattan College), Bob Cassidy (SUNY Ulster County Community College), Tom Mullane (Pearl River High School), Meryl Nadel (Iona College), Margie Turrin (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory), Tim Kenna (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Barnard College), Susan Scher (Ramapo College of New Jersey) & Carol Reitsma (SUNY New Paltz) enjoyed the scenic lookout at Bear Mountain.

Modules 3 - Mid-Hudson

Students from Vassar College's Exploring Transfer's program joined River Summer participants on board the Seawolf. A tour of Denning's Point in Beacon highlighted the historical and prehistorical sites, as well as the ecology of the site.
John Donne, Planning Board Member, led a walking tour of Beacon looking at the challenges of revitalizing and reconnecting Beacon and it's residents to its waterfront. Newburgh Town Planner, Ian McDougall, led a group tour through the city.
Banny Ackermann (Radner Middle School) analyzes stream data. Jack Reilly (Mount Saint Mary College) working with Tim Kenna to run pH samples.
Sampling was done at the Black Rock Forest reservoirs to test for differences in water quality at different elevations.
Students charted data in each Module which when combined with other modules offered a more complete look at the river.

Module 4 - Upper Hudson

Betty and the Boomers made an appearance at River Summer and graced the participants with their music.
Exploring the geology of the Upper Hudson Valley with Steve Schimmrich (SUNY Ulster County Community College).
Elizabeth Hutchinson (Barnard College) taught, "Seeing the Catskills Through the Hudson River School.". During Hutchinson's lesson, participants of River Summer tried their hand at artwork featuring scenes that inspired artists long ago.
Camera Obscura, an artists viewing mechanism, from Thomas Cole's house. Evening sets on the Hudson at Kingston.
Aerial maps were used in the Collaborative Land Planning session with Karl Kehde in Kingston.
A short hike enabled particpants to tour the Rosendale limestone cement mines.
Sunrise as crew and participants awake for a full day on the river. The sunset as we return to dock from collecting zebra mussel samples.

Module 5 - Adirondack Mountains

Colgate University's outdoor education team leads River Summer participants for a "Leave no Trace" excursion on Mt. Adams. Kelsey Jordahl (Marymount Manhattan College), Tim Kenna (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory), Colgate University outdoor education student, Paulette Muller-Girard (Pace University), Stephanie Pfirman (Barnard College), Dan Farkas (Pace University), Margie Turrin (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory), and Christa Flores (The Calhoun School) conquered Mt. Adams.
A glacial erratic at Henderson Lake. Christa Flores and Tim Kenna examine garnet embedded in hornblende during a special tour with Bonnie Barton, owner/manager of Barton Garnet Mines.
Newcomb area historian, Ray Masters, discussed the mining history of the region, and took participants on a tour the McIntyre Furnace site. Water samples were collected throughout the module as part of a GIS mapping project.
Dan Farkas runs the XRF machine on the garnet sample. Stephanie Pfirman (Barnard College) helps take down camp on the last day on the mountain.
Swinging bridge on the "Leave No Trace" campout. Sunset over Henderson Lake.