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This weeks ship photo comes to us from the 18th annual running of the Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition held at Pier 84 in New York City this weekend. Shown here is the tug parade just prior to race on September 5, 2010.
Fifteen to 20 tugboats participated in the event on the Hudson River Sunday morning, as they competed to be named the fastest boat in their class. And it’s is not just limited to the fastest tug. Tugs also challenge each other in nose-to-nose pushing duels and the line toss competition, where captain and crew get a chance to show off their skills and coordination.
The race is organized by the Working Harbor Committee in collaboration with Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises at 42nd Street. The WHC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating people about the rich history, current vitality and future potential of the NYC /New Jersey Harbor. The organization also provides Hidden Harbor Tours® and runs an extensive youth educational program.
As for the results of the race….? You’re just going to have to check back as we await official word.
For gCaptain’s coverage from previous years, click HERE.[Image credit: Bernard Ente]