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No shipping activity down here this year… so I am featuring photos from Working Harbor Committee’s Staten Island tours from the past.
This coming Sunday July 26, there will be a brand new WHC Hidden Harbor Tour featuring the History of Staten Island’s Waterfront, hope you all can make it.
Until next week… John Skelson
The forgotten borough of Staten Island is not so forgotten these days, with new developments rising along the shore. But how much do you know about Staten Island’s fascinating history?
Come learn about the history of Staten Island’s working waterfront, from Algonquin tribal life, to the discoveries of Verrazano and Hudson. Find out how Dutch trade was established in the area and how Staten Island got its name.
We’ll pass 130-year old sailing ship Wavertree as she undergoes a multi-million dollar restoration at Caddell Dry Dock.
Hear from expert narrators how George Washington used Shooter’s Island during the Revolutionary War, about the fascinating history of Robbins Reef Light and its most famous keeper, Kate Walker, and more!
The 2-hour, fully narrated boat tour departs at 3:30pm sharp. Look for sign-holding WHC volunteers at Pier 11 Wall Street in Manhattan, located on South St. between Wall St. & Gouveneur Lane.
Tickets: $30; $25 Senior/WHC member. Snack bar on board. For group sale rates, email email@example.com
For more information about tickets & additional tours,visit workingharbor.org
by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee