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The 24th annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition will take place on Sunday, 9 October, 2016, at Pier 84, West 44 Street and 12 Avenue in Manhattan.

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See our mighty tug friends compete on the Great North River, some of you might call it the Hudson River, in a massive show of strength and agility!

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Our spectator boat departs Pier 83 (W. 43/12 Ave) at 9:30 am sharp, so we can get in the best spot for the parade of tugs.

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Come race time, the spectator boat races alongside the tugs, you’ll be close enough to get splashed by the spray kicked up by the racing tugs!

For this excellent vantage point, get tickets for the spectator boat here.

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The Parade of Tugs starts things off at 10 a.m., you’ll get to see all the tugs and other participating vessels shake their shimmy on the Hudson before the big line up for the race.

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After the speed event, the mighty feats of strength competition begins where the tugs face-off nose-to-nose in a pushing contest.

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Watch the tugboaters, their families and crew get into the spirit with a dash of friendly rivalry and tons of fun.

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Come ashore for the pro line-toss competitions and cheer on your favorite tug-teams! We’ll also have amateur line-toss contests on the pier for both adult and kid divisions. See if you have a future career as a deckhand!

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And of course, don’t miss our popular spinach-eating contest! You’ll have a bunch of top competitors to beat – last years winner of the adult division downed the spinach in just 8 seconds. Better get practicing… !

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There’ll also be mascots, and tattoos and sailors, oh my! And lots and lots of fun for kids young and old!

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See you at the tugboat race – Sunday October 9th at Pier 84

 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

 

Draken Harald Hårfagre. Photo courtesy of Draken Expedition America.

Draken Harald Hårfagre. Photo courtesy of Draken Expedition America.

 

The world’s largest Viking ship, Draken Harald Hårfagre, has arrived in New York City, the grand finale of their long and epic expedition!

Draken Harald Hårfagre is a reconstruction of a Viking longship and has been on an epic expedition since leaving Norway in April of this year, sailing the historic route of the Norse Vikings first transatlantic crossing of more than a thousand years ago.

 

 

She’ll be docked in North Cove Marina September 17-26 for their NYC visit, and open for deck tours starting today! There’s also an exhibition display in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place.

Deck Tours 11am – 6 pm
Sunday, September 18 – Thursday, September 22
Saturday, September 24 – Sunday, September 26

Tickets are $10 adults and $5 children; available in the exhibition area in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place.

North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place
250 Vesey Street
(just west of One World Trade Center)

For more information visit, Draken Expedition America

 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

 

 

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