General Transit Information
Bridge Height at MHW - 134' or 40.6M
(At normal water levels) 132 ft of air draft gives the minimum vertical clearance of 2 ft at any stage of tide, which is required to pass under all bridges on the Hudson River.
Link: Calculating correct air draft.
Upper Hudson River North of Kingston
Maximum Draft - 30'FW
Vessels transiting the Upper Hudson River with drafts of 27' to 30'must be set up for the correct stage of the rising tide. Daylight transits only north of Kingston.
Map of Vessel Traffic near the Port of Albany
Lower Hudson River South of Kingston
Maximum Draft - 33' FW
Vessels transiting the Lower Hudson River with drafts of 31' to 33' must be set up for the correct stage of the rising tide.
Vessels with a draft of 31' or less may transit the Lower River any time.
Map of Vessel Traffic south of Kingston Lighthouse
All vessel draft information is subject to existing weather and river conditions at the time of transit. The various docks and types of vessels calling to the Hudson River have different criteria in regards to tug assistance and time of arrival or departure due to tide and current. Please call our Dispatcher to be put in contact with a Hudson River Pilot for assistance in setting river transits and questions to specific jobs.
Hudson River Pilots - (718) 815-4316.
Click here for: U.S. Coast Pilot 2 Chapter 12 (Corrected 18-Aug-12): Hudson River