Photo by John Skelson

12 days to go until the BIG race!

Photo by John Skelson

Competitors are getting ready, engines humming, bilge pumps pumping – all priming for their moment at the finish line.

Photo by John Skelson

There’s a little smack talkin’ going on too, I’d wager…

Photo by Mitch Waxman

Who will sweep up the most trophies this year? We have a bunch up for grabs…

Photo by Mitch Waxman

The 22nd Annual Running of the Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition
Sunday, 31 August, 2014 – Pier 84, West 44th Street and Hudson River, Manhattan

10:00 AM – Parade of tugs from Pier 84 to the start line
10:30 AM – Race starts – From South of 79th Street Boat Basin (near Pier I) to Pier 84
11 AM – Nose-to-nose pushing contests and line-toss competition
Noon – Tugs tie up to Pier 84 for lunch and awards ceremony. Exhibits, amateur line-toss, spinach eating contest
1 PM – Awards Ceremony
2 PM – Tugs depart

Be in the race on the Circle Line 42 Spectator Boat! Get enviable, close-up views right in the midst of the action.
9:30AM to 11:30AM; Boarding begins at 9:00AM. Get tickets at WorkingHarbor.Org or click here.

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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