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Are you ready? Can you feel the excitement building?
Just 7 more days until the 23rd running of the Great North River Tugboat race and Competitions!
See mighty feats of strength as the tugs battle for the prize.
Be right in the middle of the action on our Spectator Boat as it races alongside the tugs.
Watch the tugboats churn up the Hudson River as they race to the finish!
But wait, that’s not all… there’s the Line Toss competitions…
Line up… cruise in… nice and slow… and hurrrrrrl the rope as hard as you can, while aiming for that teeny, tiny bollard…
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 betting the competition will be fierce this year!!
There’s also tattoo contests, and the tug-mascot competition, music, and much more! It’s great fun for the whole family!
I hope you’ll come join us next Sunday 6 September at Pier 84!
See you at the races!!
by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee
Sorry for the late posting today all, had some unexpected dealings to handle this morning. That being said, I wanted to let you all know about a really cool exhibit that is going on at the museum ship Lilac at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25. It’s called: Spirits of the Passage: Stories of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
The exhibit, which will be on display through the end of September, speaks to “aspects of the maritime trade in African slaves combined with profiles of slaves, former slaves, abolitionists and others whose lives were touched by this global traffic. ”
Lilac News Release: The exhibit was created by the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida and designed to travel. The Museum exists to provide educational services to the public on maritime and colonial activity in the New World and to preserve maritime culture resources. It was established by diver Mel Fisher, a treasure hunter who found the sunken wrecks of the Spanish galleons Nuestra Senora de Atocha and Santa Margarita.
Lilac received key funding from the Sandy Hook Pilots’ Association to bring this exhibit to New York. The Association represents licensed pilots who guide ocean-going vessels through the Port of New York and New Jersey, the Hudson River, the East River, and Long Island Sound.
The exhibit is on loan until the end of September. The last date to view the exhibit at Lilac is Sunday, September 27. The ship is open from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Thursdays and 2:00 to 7:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. More information can be found at www.lilacpreservationproject.org.