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To start our 2015 tour season, the Working Harbor Committee presents two super fun tours of  two Superfund waterways!

The Pulaski Bridge spans Newtown Creek. Photo by Mitch Waxman


On Sunday, 31st May at 11:00 a.m., we will be offering a 2-hour boat tour of Newtown Creek with Newtown Creek Alliance historian Mitch Waxman narrating. Come learn about the key-role this SMIA played in the birth of the industrial age, where the fuel and petroleum industries began. Departs from Pier 11 Wall Street in Manhattan, located on South St. between Wall St. & Gouveneur Lane.

Why is Whale Creek called Whale Creek? Who was Van Iderstine and what did he do? Come find out these curious facts and more on our fact-filled tour along the 3.4 mile long waterway in a comfortable NY waterways boat.

Special Promotional Priced Tickets for the Newtown Creek boat tour are only are only $30 each, $25 for seniors/kids under 12. For more information, click here!

The Hamilton Avenue Bridge spans the Gowanus Canal. Photo by Mitch Waxman


Following the Newtown Creek tour, the WHC will be embarking on a 2-hour tour of Gowanus Bay and Canal! Departing from Pier 11 Wall Street in Manhattan, located on South St. between Wall St. & Gouveneur Lane at 1:10 p.m., the 2-hour tour will visit Erie Basin, GBX Gowanus Bay Terminals, the Historic Ferry Yankee, the giant Slag Ship MV Loujaine, the Big Grain Elevator, the Gowanus Canal, Sunset Park and more!

Come join us on these two tours of these little explored waterways both of which have been designated Superfund sites by the federal government. Our knowledgeable speakers will enthrall you with historic facts about the past, present and future of these waterways on the brink of development.

Special Promotional Priced Tickets for the Gowanus Bay and Canal boat tour are also only $30 each, $25 for seniors/kids under 12.

Come kick-off our 2015 tour season with these two specially priced, unique tours with the Working Harbor Committee! For more information, click here!

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee


You get to see a lot of working harbor activity up close on a WHC Hidden Harbor Tour, a constant kaleidoscope of working vessels on the move, providing vital services for all our wants and needs.

Here’s a selection of Moran tug shots, courtesy of Mitch Waxman, WHC’s official photographer.

Triplets. Miriam Moran, Laura K. Moran and Gramma Lee T Moran escort a loaded container ship up the KVK. Photo by Mitch Waxman

Barney Turcamo. Photo by Mitch Waxman

AT/B Pati R. Moran. Photo by Mitch Waxman

Marie Turcamo. Photo by Mitch Waxman

Margaret Moran on the hip. Photo by Mitch Waxman


PS: I still miss summer!


by Mai Armstrong, photos by Mitch Waxman generously shared with the Working Harbor Committee

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