At work on the KVK. photo: Mitch Waxman
Join WHC’s Mitch Waxman on June 30th, for an intense exploration of the Staten Island coastline of the Kill Van Kull, the busy waterway connecting Port Elizabeth-Newark with the lower harbor. Expect tugboats, special guests and a few surprises as we walk the two miles from the Staten Island Ferry terminal at St. George to Sailors Snug Harbor, home of the Noble Maritime Collection, featuring works of maritime artist John A. Noble.
Planned highlights include a visit to a historic maritime saloon (drinks are not included in ticket price) as well as seeing the Kill Van Kull’s busy “Tugboat Alley” at work. The tour ends at Sailors Snug Harbor where we will visit the many historic buildings and the fabulous Noble Collection. Along the way, Mitch will describe and provide contextual meaning for the various sights. MTA bus service is available from Snug Harbor back to the St. George ferry terminal.
Meetup at the St. George Terminal at 11am. Be prepared for a low intensity walk of around two miles. We will be outdoors for most of the day, so dress appropriately for weather. If sunny, a hat or parasol is recommended as we will have little or no shade for much of the walk.
Tour Leader Bio
Mitch Waxman, who was recently featured in the New York Times
, is a photographer and historian known for his work documenting Newtown Creek and the Hidden Harbor. A Working Harbor Steering Committee Member and official photographer, Mitch enjoys sharing the obscure, unique and often overlooked facets of the harbor of New York and New Jersey.
MEET UP – 11am
Meet at the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, walk to the outside plaza at the north end exit (toward the baseball stadium, plaza above/over the cab stand), at 11:00am. Ends at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Nobel Maritime collection at 1:00pm.
11:00am – 1:00pm
Saturdays, 30 June, 28 July, 13 October
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by Mai Armstrong for Working Harbor Committee