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Our September tugboat race draws an enthusiastic crowd to Manhattan's Pier 84.

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22st Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition
Sunday 31 August
10 am – Pier 84
West 44th Street & Hudson River

Top Left: (c) Diane Storm Top Right & Bottom Right: (c) Jhoneen Preece-Doswell Bottom Left: (c) Mitch Waxman

 Parade of Tugs at Pier 84
The Race ends at Pier 84
Line toss competition
Nose to nose competition
The Spinach Eating Contest
Exhibits & tug art
Awards Ceremony

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Working Harbor Committee, Circle Line  42,
NYC EDC, Hudson River Park

Circle Line 42
Spectator Boat
Be right in the action!
Only $25 (kids $12)
9:30 to 11:30 am
Pier 83  

212 757 1600

Image (c) Jhoneen Preece-Doswell

To See Race Results and Complete Awards List Click Here

This event made possible by the generous support of:

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
NYC Economic Development Corporation
Friends of Hudson River Park (co-sponsor)
Hudson River Park Trust (our host venue)
Reinauer Transportation
McAllister Towing
Miller’s Tugs & Barge
Kirby Offshore Marine
(formerly K-Sea)
Metropolitan Marine Transportation
Bren Transportation
Vane Brothers

P.D. O’Hurleys (food & beverage)
Chritina Sun - (tee shirt art)
and Capt. Jerry Roberts, Founder of Race & Chief Judge/Announcer
US Coast Guard (permitting & support)
US Coast Guard Auxiliary (support vessels)
Thunder - Raritan Riverkeeper (race committee boat)
FDNY (fireboat water display)
US Army Corps of Engineers (finish line vessel)
Allens Inc – Popeye Spinach (cans of spinach for spinach eating contest)
Whole Foods (bowls for spinach eating contest)
South Street Seaport Museum (hawser for amateur line toss)
David Cunningham, Architect (assembly permit drawings)
West 44th Street Block Association (volunteers)
Meg Black, WHC Program Director
Capt. Betsy Frawley Haggerty (alternate chief judge & publicist)
Capt. Steve Bendo (port captain and judge)
Nelson Chin, Capt Maggie Flanagan, Mike Abegg, Lee & Ben Wellington, Renee & Gordon Stanley (maritime volunteers & contest coordinators)
Jean Preece (Spinach Eating Contest)
Plus the many volunteers of the Working Harbor Committee







Winning Line Toss (c) Mitch Waxman

Click here to see more of WHC Photographer
Mitch Waxman's Tugrace 2013 Photos

Check Out These Great Blogs
and Photo Sites of the Tugboat Race:

Working Harbor Commitee Blog

Wind Against Current


Tugster: Part A

Tugster: Part B

Tugster: Part C

Tugster: Part D

Mitch Waxman Photos

Tugrace Video on YouTube

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