Tugboat Races! Sunday, September 1. Photo: ©Mitch Waxman

Things are really starting to ramp up at Working Harbor Committee headquarters. WHC staff, board & steering committee members and dedicated volunteers have all been busy with final preparations for the 21st Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition on Sunday, September 1st. [itinerary]

The Spectator Boat gets up-close. Photo: ©Mitch Waxman

If you don’t have a tugboat of your own and you want to want to get right in the action on the water you can join us on the Circle Line 42 Spectator Boat – and be practically in the race!

The Parade of Tugs on the Hudson starts at 10 a.m. Photo: ©Mitch Waxman

And to make things even more exciting, the Spectator Boat will get up-to-the-minute reports during the race from Capt. John Doswell on the safety boat, ThunderReserve your seats today!

Watch this fantastic video of the 2011 tug race captured by Rick Spilman and get a taste of what’s to come.


See you at the races!

The Circle Line 42 Spectator Boat
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (boarding at 9 a.m.)

Pier 83, W. 43rd St. & Hudson River
Tickets only $25 (kids $12)

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee