River Summer 2007 Photographs

Module 1 - New York/New Jersey Harbor
Module 2 - Mid-Hudson
Module 3 - Mid-Upper Hudson
Module 4 - Adirondacks

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Module 1 - New York/New Jersey Harbor

SUNY Stony Brook's R/V Seawolf serves as a living and learning platform for River Summer 2007
The zodiac transports participants into Piermont for a session on geology.
A sonar 'fish' used in mapping the bottom of the Hudson River is deployed over the side of the Seawolf.
Frank Nitsche (Lamont-Doherty) interprets the instrument return from the sidescan sonar.
An open marine trawl just north of the Hudson Canyon yields a net packed with skates and dogfish. A mud crab, deserving of its name(!) is caught up in the catch.
A gravity core of bottom sediment is pulled onto the boat for capping and labeling. The group completes a plant transect study in the Piermont Marsh to assess the encroachment of Phragmites into the marsh interior.
Roger Panetta (Fordham University) discusses the Manhattan history as part of the creation of a contemporary panorama of the NY City skyline. Steve Schimmrich (SUNY Ulster) leads an intrepid group of River Summer participants exploring to locate the Phillips mine, which was used to mine iron, copper and sulfur.

Module 2 - Mid-Hudson

Traveling under the Newburgh Beacon Bridge. The zodiac ferrying participants to Kowawese Beach in Cornwall for some historical/archeological assessment.
Murals in Newburgh created as part of the revitalization of the waterfront. Participants gathered on Storm King Road. (L-R Jack Reilly (Mt. St. Mary College), Rik Scarce (Skidmore), Valerie Homes (Ossining HS), Jay Williams (Hamilton College), Geoffrey Brackett (Pace University), Ginny Johnson (Sleepy Hollow MS), Tim Kenna (Lamont-Doherty), Lucy Johnston (Vassar College), Margie Turrin (Lamont-Doherty).
A Hudson River Blue Crab collected in the trawl in Newburgh Bay. A shortnose sturgeon being released after a quick ride in the trawl net.
Lucy Johnson (Vassar College) provides some directions on looking for site designs for early Native settlements. Doc Baynes, Sterling Forest Environmental Educator, shows the group parts of the old iron mines and processing facilities in Sterling Forest.
The kiln and storage and processing facility for the old iron mine in Sterling Forest. Howard Horowitz (Ramapo College) Tim Kenna (Lamont-Doherty), Geoffrey Brackett (face hidden - Pace University) and Stuart Belli (Vassar College) collect a marsh core in Foundry Cove.
Abandoned housing from the old iron mining community in Sterling Forest. Valerie Holmes (Ossining HS) entering water quality data into the computer.

Modules 3 - Mid-Upper Hudson

The group visits the Building One of the Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries, a green building design on Denning's Point. Brian Jensen (College of St. Rose) and John Mylod (Hudson River fisherman) talk about the fish of the Hudson River prior to leading a trawl.
Olana, home of Frederic Church, described as a Persian masterpiece of architecture and landscaping, overlooking the Hudson River. L/R: Amanda Wilson (Manhattanville College), Carol Reitsma (SUNY New Paltz), Joanne Schultz (Staten Island College) graphing cadmium data from marsh cores.
Lucy Johnson (Vassar College) leads the group in a archeology discussion on the early settlements of the Hudson River. The group continues with an archeology adventure, led by Lucy Johnson (Vassar College)..
Elizabeth Hutchinson (Barnard College) leads a discussion on the Hudson River School of art. Looking out over North Lake in the Catskills.
Seining in the Hudson at Poughkeepsie. Karen Johnson (Trevor School) does a phosphate sample run.
Steve Schimmrich (SUNY Ulster) leads the group on a geology hike into the Catskills. Steve Schimmrich (SUNY Ulster) makes a roadside stop to point out an anticline formation along the roadway.

Module 4 - Adirondacks

A tour of the Troy Dam, where the estuary meets the freshwater section of the Hudson River. Overlooking the Hudson River in the Adirondacks.
A visit to the new Adirondacks natural history museum in Tupper Lake, The Wild Center. Tim Kenna (LDEO) orienting the group with a topographic map and a compass on the Leave No Trace camping trip.
The swinging bridge over the Hudson River. Backpacking into the camping site in the Adirondacks.
The campsite at the base of Mount Adams. Margie Turrin (Lamont-Doherty) on a trip in the gondola to Little White Face Mountain.
Tim Kenna (LDEO) and Margie Turrin (LDEO) use the YSI meter for a water sample in the Hudson River. Completing nutrient testing on water samples collected in the Arbutus watershed. L/R, Jerome Levkov (Iona College), Tom Sarro (Mt. St. Mary College), Tim Kenna (Lamont-Doherty) and Banny Ackermann (Radner MS).
Relocation and protection of historic Hemmer Cottage by CAP 21 (Central Adirondack Partnership for the 21st Century) to a new waterfront location in the town of Webb. Remnants from the old McIntyre mining town in Tahawus.
Getting ready for a float plane ride over the Adirondacks to assess the built versus the park land. Pictures from the air of the MacIntyre Mine - the upper and the lower works drain into these two catchments. Piles of tailings are still visible.
Flying over the Adirondacks shows the vastness of the timber ranges and dottings of lakes. Sunset over Arbutus Lake behind Henderson Lodge.