To start our 2015 tour season, the Working Harbor Committee presents two super fun tours of two Superfund waterways!
On Sunday, 31st May at 11:00 a.m., we will be offering a 2-hour boat tour of Newtown Creek with Newtown Creek Alliance historian Mitch Waxman narrating. Come learn about the key-role this SMIA played in the birth of the industrial age, where the fuel and petroleum industries began. Departs from Pier 11 Wall Street in Manhattan, located on South St. between Wall St. & Gouveneur Lane.
Why is Whale Creek called Whale Creek? Who was Van Iderstine and what did he do? Come find out these curious facts and more on our fact-filled tour along the 3.4 mile long waterway in a comfortable NY waterways boat.
Following the Newtown Creek tour, the WHC will be embarking on a 2-hour tour of Gowanus Bay and Canal! Departing from Pier 11 Wall Street in Manhattan, located on South St. between Wall St. & Gouveneur Lane at 1:10 p.m., the 2-hour tour will visit Erie Basin, GBX Gowanus Bay Terminals, the Historic Ferry Yankee, the giant Slag Ship MV Loujaine, the Big Grain Elevator, the Gowanus Canal, Sunset Park and more!
Come join us on these two tours of these little explored waterways both of which have been designated Superfund sites by the federal government. Our knowledgeable speakers will enthrall you with historic facts about the past, present and future of these waterways on the brink of development.
Come kick-off our 2015 tour season with these two specially priced, unique tours with the Working Harbor Committee! For more information, click here!
by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee