Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Monday, September 6, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
FDNY Fireboat “Fire Fighter”
NYC’s most distinguished Fireboat, FDNY’s “Fire Fighter” ( Marine 9 ): With a cost of $924,000 in 1938 she is the most expensive fireboat ever constructed relative to inflation. Firefighters...
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Interesting Ship – USS New York
Earlier this week the USS New York, the the fifth ship in the LPD 17 San Antonio class of amphibious transport dock ships, took off on it’s maiden voyage from...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Intrepid Re-Opened for Business
New York’s Intrepid Air & Space Museum officially re-opened for business on Saturday for the first time since September 31, 2006. The grand opening on Saturday morning was marked by...
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
16th Annual New York Tugboat Race
We have just received some more information from the Working Harbor Committee on this weekends 16th Annual New York Tugboat Race and from the sounds of it is really shaping up to be a great event with lot's of fun events to watch. We did post an entry on the competition last week, but just to reiterate on what it is in case you missed it I have provided this brief description:
The New York Tugboat Race is an annual contest held every August in the Hudson River for working tugboats. The contest includes competitions such as a 1 nautical mile race, a line throwing contest and the exciting bow to bow pushing contest. The race is organized by the Working Harbor Committee, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to spreading the word about the rich history, current vitality and future potential of the New York/New Jersey Harbor.
We have received information from the Working Harbor Committee stating:
We have 22 tugs in the event as of last night (Thursday).
The newest of the tugs is Andrew McAllister, a 95-foot, 6,000-horsepower tractor tug making her New York Harbor debut. She is said to be the boat to beat.
Pegasus will be returning to harbor service after a five-year restoration. Now a fully operating museum vessel, Pegasus will be helmed by her long-time captain, Pamela Hepburn, one of the first women tugboat captains in U.S.
Other competitors will include the South Street Seaport Museum's 47-foot W.O. Decker, 107 year-old Urger, the flagship of the New York State Canal System, and several modern working tugs operated by Reinauer Transportation, K-Sea Transportation, Vinik Marine, Henry Marine Service, Bren Transportation, Miller's Tugs and Barges and the U.S. Coast Guard.
We should be receiving the entire parade roster shortly and will post it in an update as soon as we have it. For now, we look forward to Sunday's event and receiving photos and stories from our readers that can be submitted to [email protected]
Event Details Provided by workingharbor.org:
Friday, August 22, 2008
2008 NYC Tugboat Race
Image courtesy of NYCharities.org On Sunday, August 31 is the 16th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition held at Pier 84 on the Hudson River. I know last...
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008