Circumnavigation of Staten Island Tour
Sunday, 10 November 11 am – 2 pm
Pier 17 South Street Seaport – NY Water Taxi Landing
(Boarding begins @10:45 am)
Tickets: $60.00 / $50 Senior & WHC members
The tour will go up the Kill Van Kull ‘tugboat alley” passing by oil docks, tug yards and working dry docks. Past the New York Container Terminal and a former shipyard, now bird sanctuary – Shooter’s Island.
Sailing south through Arthur Kill to the graveyard of ships at Witte’s and Fresh Kills landfill, previously NYC’s largest garbage dump which once filled, was capped and is now being developed as parkland.
The tour rounds Tottenville at the southern tip, past more ship terminals before heading north up the east side of Staten Island and Stapleton, the former US Navy Home Port and the home of the brand new FDNY fireboat Firefighter II and Miller’s Launch.
Lighthouses and More!
Included in the tour will be the following Lighthouses: Princes Bay, Old Orchard, West Bank, and Ft Wadsworth. On our way back to Pier 17 we the back channel by Robbins Reef Light, Military Ocean Terminal and Global Container Terminal, Greenville Rail Yards with a pause at the Statue of Liberty before returning to Pier 17.
Cash bar on board – guests are welcome to bring their own sandwich/snacks. Indoor heated viewing available.
by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee