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Fire boat, John J. Harvey spraying water

Promoting our harbor's vitality, history, and importance today and in the future...




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
5 October 2014 - 1 to 3 pm
Departing Pier 16, South Street Seaport

This tour is SOLD OUT
But Circumnavigation Tour of Staten Island is still available
See below

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
Pier 11 - Wall Street
Located just 4 short blocks east of the
Staten Island Ferry building.

Tickets $55.00 Adult
$45 Senior, WHC members & kids under age 12
For group rates, contact:

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

Click here for Flyer or Route Map





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, 22 July 2014

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

Click Here for 1 Page Flyer

Click Here for 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.
Next to the giant grain elevators.
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 
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

A "Virtual" visualized
Hidden Harbor Tour
is now available
20-30 Minutes + Q & A
Presented by Capt. Doswell


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










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