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Spectactular Day
on the Hudson

22st Annual Great North River
Tugboat Race & Competition in review

Click to see review and results


Brand New Tour - Gowanus Canal!!


Photo (c) Mitch Waxman

Gowanus Bay & Canal
Including Erie basin & Sunset Park

5 October 2014 @ 1 pm - 2 hrs
Departing Pier 16 South Street Seaport
Tickets $35.00 Adult
$30 Senior, WHC members & kids under age 12

Erie Basin – What’s inside? Why the name?
GBXGowanus Bay Terminals What’s the current use?
Historic Ferry Yankee – What’s the story? Why is she here?
Giant Slag Ship, MV Loujaine –
How was this old bulk carrier used?
Behind the Big Grain Elevator
– How did they get there & why?
Gowanus Canal – What is its history & future? Is it really a canal?
Sunset Park –What are they doing with your empty beer cans?

Special guest speakers from the Gowanus Canal Conservancy
and GBXGowanus Bay Terminal

Click here for Flyer or Route Map


Circumnavigation of Staten Island
Including several Lighthouses


Photo (c) Mitch Waxman

Sunday 19 October 2014
Departs 1 pm - Returns 5 pm

Boarding begins @12:30 pm
Battery Maritime Building @ 10 South St. - Slip 7.
Located just east of the Staten Island Ferry building.
Tickets $55.00 Adult
$45 Senior, WHC members & kids under age 12

Cash bar on board - guests are welcome to bring their own sandwich/snack.
Indoor heated viewing available

Join us as we learn about the rich history of the Staten Island waterfront and light houses!

Tug Yards and Dry Docks What is a floating dry dock?
What is Arthur Kill?  What is Sullivan’s Pier famous for?
Fresh Kills Park - What was it originally?
Rossville Graveyard of Ships - How did it come to pass?
Tottenville - Who were the first settlers of the area?
Princes Bay, Old Orchard, West Bank, and Ft Wadsworth light houses:
Who lived or lives there now?
.and the Statue of Liberty which functioned as a lighthouse from 1886 to 1902!

Featuring Special Guest Speaker
Capt. Joseph Ahlstrom
Professor of Marine Transportation SUNY Maritime College
and expert on Staten Island history and maritime

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The Caravan Stage Theatre is coming to Brooklyn “The Caravan Stage Company is a real experimental theater that combines music, storytelling, opera, drama, street art, acrobatics. The Caravan sailing ship becomes a floating theater that leaves the audience stunned and amazed by telling of hacker pirates and their triumph in the virtual sea.” Cerca News, Ragusa Italy, July 22, 201

“Experimental opera that might be described as Cirque du Soleil meets Occupy Wall Street” (*) NY Times, August 6, 2014

Click Here for Link to 1 Page Flyer

Click Here for Link to Press Release

Directions from Manhattan:
Take A Train to Jay Street-Metrotech
Transfer to B61 Bus to Beard St/Otsego St
Short walk from there, located behind Ikea
Follow walking Map:

Click Here for link to Google Map


Click Here
for a important NY Times article about
the future of the NYC seaport district
by Paul Greenberg, Roland Lewis & Joan K. Davidson

Click Here
for a great blog write up about
a recent Hidden Harbor Tour
by Claude Scales

Click Here
for a great article about our Hidden Harbor Tour to Newark Bay
by Peggy Taylor



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Next Steering Committee Meeting

25 September 2014 @ 6pm

Please email  John@WorkingHarbor.org 
or call 212 757 1600 if you plan to come.

455 West 43rd Street
NYC, NY 10036

All members & friends as well as
Steering Committee members are invited
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A "Virtual" visualized
Hidden Harbor Tour
®
is now available
20-30 Minutes + Q & A
Presented by Capt. Doswell

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featuring photos by WHC Steering Committe Member Bernard Ente

If your organization would like a virtual Hidden Harbor Tour of any length in return for a honarium to WHC, contact John@workingharbor.org

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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