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25th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition on Sunday, September 3

For those in and around New York harbor, the 25th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition, sponsored by the Working Harbor Committee, is coming up on Sunday, September 3rd. The Parade of Tugs starts on the Hudson River at 10 … Continue reading

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24th Annual North River Tugboat Race & Competition! Sunday, October 9th

The 24th Annual North River Tugboat Race & Competition was originally scheduled for Labor Day, but Tropical Storm Hermine interfered. The rescheduled event, sponsored by the Working Harbor Committee will be held on Sunday, October 9th from 9am-2pm at Pier … Continue reading

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Return to the Gowanus Canal on the Gowanus Bay Hidden Harbor Tour

I am looking forward to going the Working Harbor Committee’s Hidden Harbor Tour of Gowanus Bay.  It will be lead by Captain Margaret Flanagan, Maritime Operations, Waterfront Alliance & Joseph Alexiou, tour guide and author of “Gowanus Brooklyn’s Curious Canal”  and will … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Waterfront Past & Present

When I first came to New York in the last quarter of the last century, I went to work for Moore-McCormack Lines, which had a terminal in Brooklyn on the Gowanus Canal. For better or worse, the Brooklyn waterfront has … Continue reading

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New York’s Working Harbor Committee Seeking Executive Director

Last year, John Doswell, the Executive Director of  New York’s Working Harbor Committee, died after a long illness. The Committee is now seeking an Executive Director to continue the great work that John and his colleagues have undertaken. For those interested, click … Continue reading

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NYC Hidden Harbor Tour — Forgotten Harbor, Found in Art

A sure sign that Spring has finally arrived in New York harbor is the return of the Working Harbor Committee‘s Hidden Harbor Tours. The first, scheduled for May 1st, is Forgotten Harbor, Found in Art.  Here is the description of … Continue reading

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Two Great Hidden Harbor Tours — “Made in Brooklyn” & “Family Fun Day”

If you are near New York harbor, the Working Harbor Committee Hidden Harbor Tours® has two great new tours coming up — “Made in Brooklyn” on Thursday, June 11th, and a “Family Fun Day Boat Tour” on Saturday, June 20th. … Continue reading

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Update: WHC Movie Night — MV Liemba

Last week we posted that the Working Harbor Committee is sponsoring the showing of a wonderful documentary on the MV Liemba, an ex-German warship, a minor movie star, and also, at one hundred years old, the world’s oldest passenger ferry in service. The documentary … Continue reading

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Working Harbor Committee Movie Night — MV Liemba

If you happen to be near New York City next Tuesday night, March 31st, be sure to stop by the Community Church to “take an epic journey down the longest lake in the world on Africa’s last surviving steamship…. the … Continue reading

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“Hell Around the Horn” on the Working Harbor Committee Blog

There was a very nice post this morning on the Working Harbor Committee blog about my novel “Hell Around the Horn.”   My thanks to the editor,  Mai Armstrong. Have you read Rick Spilman’s novel Hell Around The Horn? It’s a thriller … Continue reading

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The Future of Commercial Sail & the Nord Integrity – an Unexpected Sailor

I would like to thank all those who came out last night to the Working Harbor Committee’s presentation of “Sailing Ships at Work – Past, Present and Future.”   It was a fun evening and gratifying that the presentation was so well received.  In … Continue reading

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Sailing Ships at Work – Then and Now, Working Harbor Committee Presentation April 10th

I am very pleased and excited to be speaking with Norman Brouwer and Captain Margaret Flanagan at the Working Harbor Committee of New York and New Jersey program “Sailing Ships at Work – Then and Now.”   The presentation is on April … Continue reading

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20th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition

The 20th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition will be held again this year on the Hudson River at Pier 84 (off W44th Street) in Manhattan.  The festivities begin with a Parade of Tugs at 10:00 am with the tug boat race, from the … Continue reading

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The 2011 Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition this Sunday on the Hudson

The 19th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition sponsored by the Working Harbor Committee is scheduled to run this Sunday, September 4th, in the Hudson River off Pier 84 at the foot of West 44th Street.  The Parade of Tugs starts at 10:00 … Continue reading

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2011 Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition

The next Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition is coming up on Labor Day weekend, on September 4th on the Hudson River in New York harbor. If my count is correct, this will be the 19th annual tug boat race.  One of the … Continue reading

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