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For the first time since 1994, the Liberty Ship JOHN W. BROWN will be visiting our shining harbor from 9-19 September! The ship will be berthed at the Pier 36 East River, 299 South Street at foot of Montgomery Street and will host ships tours, a history cruise and more!
The S.S. JOHN W. BROWN, one of the last operating survivors from the great fleet of over 2,700 Liberty Ships and the last operational troopship of World War II. Tour the engine room, crew quarters, bridge, messrooms, troop berthing, museum spaces and the magnificent 140-ton triple-expansion steam engine and much more!
Schedule of Events
Saturday, September 10 to Saturday, September 17, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Open ship. Both guided and self-guided tours available.
BOTH Saturdays are LIVE STEAM days. See the engines working at the pier as part of your tour. For group tours, contact email@example.com
Sunday, September 18, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
(all aboard by 9:15, departure 10:00)
Living History Cruise
$195.00 includes lunch, military flyover and more
For more information see www.ssjohnwbrown.org/new-york-2016/
Just 7 more days until the 24th annual Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition!
Tugboats will parade along the Great North River before the big race, showing off their colors.
You can watch the big show for free right on the pier, or for a close-up and exhilarating experience, join us on the WHC Spectator Boat and race alongside the tugs! Click for tickets here.
The spectator boat departs from the Circle Line Pier 83 (W.43 rd St./12 Ave.) at 9:30 am sharp. We’ll be in the best spot for the start of the Parade of Tugs.
You can also participate in our landside line-toss competition, or get in on our wildly popular Spinach-eating contest (we have both adult and kid divisions).
You could win yourself a trophy or two!
There’ll be food, music and tattooed sailors and more! There’s fun for the whole family and lots of tugboats!
See you at the Tugboat Race next Sunday!
posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee