photo: Mitch Waxman

Get ready for the 20th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition! This Sunday, come join in the festivities at Pier 84 (42nd Street /12th Avenue /Hudson River). Our special Circle Line Spectator Boat will get in closer than ever before to the action, giving you a rare opportunity to “be in the race” as the powerful vessels sprint toward the finish line.

photo: Jhoneen Preece-Doswell

Special Circle Line Spectator Boat

9:30 am to 11:30 am – Boarding at 9:00 am
Circle Line 42nd Street – Pier 83
(West 42nd Street and the Hudson River)
Adult – $30 – Child – $25


After the main race on the Hudson, there is much more fun in store! Tug’s will display feats of strength competing in Nose-to-nose pushing contests, while line-toss competitions and other fun, family friendly activities take place on Pier 84. There will be exhibits, food and more including an amateur line toss competition, our famous spinach eating contest and the best mascot award!

photo: Jhoneen Preece-Doswell

This year’s competitors include vessels from: McAllister, K-Sea, Miller’s Tugs & Barges, Derrick Marine, Donjon, Vinik, Henry Marine, Vane Bros, South Street Seaport Museum, Thornton, Merchant Marine Academy, Miller Marine Services, LI, private owners and more!

Footage from last year’s tugboat race from Meridianmulti:

See you at the Tugboat Race!

Sponsored by the Working Harbor Committee with Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and Friends of Hudson River Park

by Mai Armstrong for Working Harbor Committee