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:
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