I spent a few hours shooting this week and wondering who will win the Tugboat Races this year. There are quite a few large new boats in NY Harbor this year; will it be one of them?

I finally got a good photo of Sabine, a tug chartered to McAllister. I kept missing her or capturing in bad light. Also, photographed Pelham, Henry Marine’s tug, headed for the Tappan Zee project; and got Vane’s Red Hook.

Sabine. Photo by John Skelson

Henry Marine’s Pelham. Photo by John Skelson

Passing, Robert E and Patrice McAllister. Photo by John Skelson

Chesapeake Coast maneuvering a barge at Bayonne. Photo by John Skelson

Brooklyn. Photo by John Skelson

Laura K Moran. Photo by John Skelson

Shawn Miller pushing a work barge. Photo by John Skelson

Small Tanker Sunny Williams (sister ship Emma Miller was shown last week). Photo by John Skelson

Taurus. Photo by John Skelson

St. Andrew. Photo by John Skelson

Red Hook, raced last year. Photo by John Skelson

Marjorie B McAllister. Photo by John Skelson

US Army Corp of Engineers work boat. Photo by John Skelson

This weekend will be a busy one with a Hidden Harbor Tour Saturday on Circle Line. The 22nd Annual North River Tugboat Race & Competition will be held on Sunday. Spectators can watch the race close-up on the Circle Line Spectator Boat. Activities start at 9:30. Competitions will also be held on Pier 84 (right next to Circle Line).

Hope to see everyone there!

All photos by John Skelson, generously shared with the Working Harbor Committee

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