The Working Harbor Committee is pleased to announce a brand new Hidden Harbor Tour on Thursday the 11th of June from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Join us for Brooklyn Waterfront – Past & Present – a tour of Brooklyn’s waterfront industry, past and present.

 

Williamsburg Bridge. Photo by Mitch Waxman

Williamsburg Bridge. Photo by Mitch Waxman

 

Cruise the 8 miles of Brooklyn shore facing the Harbor’s Upper Bay from Newtown Creek through Sunset Park, once filled with manufacturing, shipping, and commerce. Although apartment towers and landscaped parks now dot the waterfront, Brooklyn still retains active trade and maritime business.

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Brooklyn’s new waterfront recycling facility. Photo by Mitch Waxman

 

Highlights include the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the city’s new waterfront recycling facility at Gowanus Bay, and the working rail-to-barge connection at Brooklyn Army Terminal.

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Transfer cranes in Long Island City. Photo by Mitch Waxman

 

The 2-hour, fully narrated boat tour departs at 6:00pm sharp. Boarding begins at 5:30pm from Pier 11 Wall Street in Manhattan located on South St. between Wall St. & Gouverneur Lane. There is a cash snack bar on board.  Click here for Tickets: $30; $25 seniors. For group sale rates, email workingharbor@aol.com

 

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

 

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