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Our friends at LILAC Preservation Project sent over some very exciting news to share!

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

Friday, September 9, 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Marine Society of New York Reception
$125.00 per person
RSVP by Sept 2 to Karen Laino,, 212-425-0448

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

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
Reserve online

For more information see

Posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee, hat tip to our friends at the LILAC Preservation Project for sharing the news!

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman


Just 7 more days until the 24th annual Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition!

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman


September 4th, 2016, the festivities start at 10 am at Pier 84 on the Hudson River near 44th Street.

Tugboats will parade along the Great North River before the big race, showing off their colors.

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman


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.

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman


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.

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman


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).

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman


You could win yourself a trophy or two!

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There’ll be food, music and tattooed sailors and more! There’s fun for the whole family and lots of tugboats!

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman


See you at the Tugboat Race next Sunday!

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

Great North River Tugboat RaceSeptember 4th, 2016
6 days to go.

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