Are you ready? Can you feel the excitement building?

On your mark… Photo by Mitch Waxman


Just 7 more days until the 23rd running of the Great North River Tugboat race and Competitions!

Big and little, old and new. Photo by John Skelson


See mighty feats of strength as the tugs battle for the prize.

Power-pushing. Photo by Mitch Waxman


Be right in the middle of the action on our Spectator Boat as it races alongside the tugs.

Full-speed ahead! Photo by John Skelson


Watch the tugboats churn up the Hudson River as they race to the finish!

Churning up the North River. Photo by John Skelson


But wait, that’s not all… there’s the Line Toss competitions…

Line toss. Can you get it in One? Photo by Mitch Waxman


Line up… cruise in… nice and slow… and hurrrrrrl the rope as hard as you can, while aiming for that teeny, tiny bollard…

Yep, THAT itty-bitty bollard. Photo by John Skelson


And don’t forget the ever popular Popeye® Spinach eating contests. I heard through the grapevine that some of you guys are training for the big green bowl…

I’m strong to the finich, cause I eats me spinach… Photo by John Skelson


I’m betting the competition will be fierce this year!!

Fierce competition, I tell ya. Photo by Mitch Waxman


There’s also tattoo contests, and the tug-mascot competition, music, and much more! It’s great fun for the whole family!

Tugboats, tugboats, tugboats! Photo by Jhoneen Preece-Doswell


I hope you’ll come join us next Sunday 6 September at Pier 84!


Winners get bragging rights, of course. Photo by Mitch Waxman


See you at the races!!

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee