Saratoga County

Restaurant makes annual trek down Hudson

The Rusty Anchor has dropped for another season in Watervliet.
The Rusty Anchor Riverfront Bar & Grill passes North Troy as it takes its annual trek down the Hudson River from Waterford to Watervliet on Tuesday morning.
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The Rusty Anchor Riverfront Bar & Grill passes North Troy as it takes its annual trek down the Hudson River from Waterford to Watervliet on Tuesday morning.

The Rusty Anchor has dropped for another season.

The waterfront bar and grill will be open for business May 16 for its third season in Hudson Shores Park.

The 200-foot long barge restaurant and bar floats in the Hudson River and is owned by Kevin Shufelt.

“I always thought that the seasonality of us, some people think it’s a hindrance, I always thought it was a good thing,” he said. “People look forward to you coming.”

This morning, Shufelt moved the barge from its winter dock in Waterford to the Watervliet location ahead of next week’s opening.

The restaurant will stay open from lunchtime until 2 a.m. through mid-September. Shufelt described the fare as pub style food with an emphasis on seafood.

“Everybody usually comes back for our crab cakes,” he said. “A lot of people love our Mediterranean Salad and our Shrimp Capri.”

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