Sunday Sept 6, 2015: The “Doswell Effect” was in full force for an exciting day on the Great North River. Here are some photos of the event, with more to follow.

Parade of tugs headed for the starting line. Photo by John Skelson

US Army Corps “Hayward” marked the finish line. Photo by John Skelson

Mister T and Eric R. Thornton. Photo by John Skelson

Ready to race, Buchannan1, Buchannan 12 and Robert E. McAllister. Photo by John Skelson

The race is on – Robert E. McAllister, James William and Thomas D. Witte. Photo by John Skelson

Spectators on the Circle Line Spectator Boat. Photo by John Skelson

Robert E. McAllister takes the lead. Photo by John Skelson

Patricia racing hard. Photo by John Skelson

Race winner Robert E. McAllister gets a fireboat salute from John J Harvey. Photo by John Skelson

Susan and Catherine C. Miller battle it out in the Nose-to-Nose Pushing Competition. Photo by John Skelson

Spectators on Pier 84. Photo by John Skelson

Thomas D Witte Line Toss Competition. Photo by John Skelson

She loves her spinach. Photo by John Skelson

Spectators get to race along with the tugs aboard the Circle Line… Photo by Stanley Martyniak

NY Media Boat and Thomas D Witte. Photo by John Skelson

 

Keep an eye out for more photos over the weekend…

All photos by John Skelson (except as noted), generously shared with the Working Harbor Committee

 

[Ed. note: I’m posting John Skelson’s Ship Spotting series a day early for you all to enjoy!

Stay tuned for more from Skelson and from many more waterfront friends and family from all across the harbor!]

 

 

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