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Ethel H. Spill

Ethel H. Spill

On February 4, 1977, the barge Ethel H was heading up to the Roselton Power Plant in Newburgh. It was loaded with 2.5 million gallons of Number 2 fuel oil, to be burned in the power plant. It ran aground at Con Hook Rock, which is located north of Bear Mountain bridge, spilling 420,000 gallons of fuel oil in the river. Here is a webpage with some pictures.