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After this weekends BBQ and fireworks you won’t want to miss out on the Working Harbor Committee’s signature Sunset Hidden Harbor Tour® Port Newark. Go behind the scenes of the bustling Port of NY & NJ for an exciting adventure!


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Next Thursday, 9 July from 6-8PM, enjoy a 2-hour tour with Guest Speakers Lucy Ambrosino, Port of New York & New Jersey and Capt. Margaret Flanagan, Maritime Operations, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance.


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Get an insider’s view of the 3rd largest port in the nation, where container ships dock and unload their goods from around the world. See how the working harbor really works and learn about what all those ships and tugs. See giant container terminals, oil docks, dry dock repair, and more!


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Learn about how floating dry docks work; the history of the Robbins Reef Lighthouse; tug boat yards, the 9/11 Teardrop Memorial; the Bayonne Bridge and it’s connection to the Panama Canal Expansion Project, and more from our expert narrators – plus, the chance to get an epic selfie at sunset with Lady Liberty.


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The 2-hour, fully narrated boat tour departs at 6:00pm sharp. Boarding begins at 5:30pm from Pier 11 Wall Street in Manhattan located on South St. between Wall St. & Gouverneur Lane. Snack bar on board.

Tickets: $30; $25 seniors

For group sale rates, email For more information about tickets & additional tours visit

Hope to see you onboard. I’ll be on the bow!

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

Tug Mary Alice (foreground) and Ellen McAllister cruise by our tour boat at Port Newark Container Terminal. Photo: ©Mitch Waxman


Miss the last Hidden Harbor Tour®?

You’re in luck, Working Harbor Committee in partnership with Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises will cruise the container port terminals of Port Elizabeth/Port Newark, this Saturday 28 June.

Ellen McAllister soon pulled along side our boat. Photo: ©John Skelson

Leaving from Circle Line’s iconic Pier 83 at West 42 Street/ 12 Avenue – the two and a half hour, fully narrated cruise travels down the majestic North River, along the working waterfront of Brooklyn, through ‘tugboat alley’, and behind-the-scenes of our port – the 3rd. largest in the nation.

Caitlin Ann with barge tow at Port Newark. Photo ©John Skelson.

USS Slater is about to leave Caddell Dry Dock after a long refurb project. The work is almost done, and she’s getting ready to journey back to her home port in Albany. If she doesn’t leave town before the 28th., it’ll be the last chance to see her in all her restored glory, moored in Staten Island.

USS Slater getting her colors at Caddell Dry Dock. Photo: ©Mitch Waxman

Finishing touches being put on USS Slater. Photo: ©Mitch Waxman

Guest Speakers on June 28th include Ed Kelly, executive director of the Maritime Association of the Port of New York/ New Jersey and Captain Maggie Flanagan, maritime educator at the South Street Seaport Museum.

Get insider stories and learn about our maritime heritage, its history and  importance today and into the future.

A big one’s coming in! MSC container ship escorted by two Moran tugs. Photo: ©Mitch Waxman


Saturday 28 June Hidden Harbor Tour
departs from Pier 83, West 42nd Street and 12th Ave
Boarding @ 10:30 a.m. –  Cruising 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Contact for group sales (15+ people)

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee




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