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More photos from the Tugboat Races by Phyllis Featherstone and John Skelson.

Tossing the line… Photo by Phyllis Featherstone

Circle Line Spectator Boat and New York Media Boat. Photo by Phyllis Featherstone

James William, ex Lisa Moran. Photo by John Skelson

Charlie did not like his Spinach! Photo by Phyllis Featherstone

Learning to tie knots. Photo by Phyllis Featherstone

Red Hook, John J Harvey and Buchanan 1. Photo by John Skelson

Robert E McAllister. Photo by John Skelson

Thunder III “Safety Boat” and our shooting platform. Photo by John Skelson

The winning tattoo. Photo by Phyllis Featherstone

Capt Frank Schaefer ( 2nd place Div. A Winner) shows-off his trophy and his twin boys (and his bride & best mate). Photo by Phyllis Featherstone

Susan Miller. Photo by John Skelson

Although not racing, it was good to see Margot pushing Stone Barges. Photo by John Skelson

Buchanan 12 moving in for line toss. Photo by John Skelson

The Preece-Doswells and pooch. Photo by Phyllis Featherstone

 

It was an exciting day and we are looking forward to next year’s races!

 

by Phyllis Featherstone and John Skelson, generously shared with the Working Harbor Committee.

Sunday Sept 6, 2015: The “Doswell Effect” was in full force for an exciting day on the Great North River. Here are some photos of the event, with more to follow.

Parade of tugs headed for the starting line. Photo by John Skelson

US Army Corps “Hayward” marked the finish line. Photo by John Skelson

Mister T and Eric R. Thornton. Photo by John Skelson

Ready to race, Buchannan1, Buchannan 12 and Robert E. McAllister. Photo by John Skelson

The race is on – Robert E. McAllister, James William and Thomas D. Witte. Photo by John Skelson

Spectators on the Circle Line Spectator Boat. Photo by John Skelson

Robert E. McAllister takes the lead. Photo by John Skelson

Patricia racing hard. Photo by John Skelson

Race winner Robert E. McAllister gets a fireboat salute from John J Harvey. Photo by John Skelson

Susan and Catherine C. Miller battle it out in the Nose-to-Nose Pushing Competition. Photo by John Skelson

Spectators on Pier 84. Photo by John Skelson

Thomas D Witte Line Toss Competition. Photo by John Skelson

She loves her spinach. Photo by John Skelson

Spectators get to race along with the tugs aboard the Circle Line… Photo by Stanley Martyniak

NY Media Boat and Thomas D Witte. Photo by John Skelson

 

Keep an eye out for more photos over the weekend…

All photos by John Skelson (except as noted), generously shared with the Working Harbor Committee

 

[Ed. note: I’m posting John Skelson’s Ship Spotting series a day early for you all to enjoy!

Stay tuned for more from Skelson and from many more waterfront friends and family from all across the harbor!]

 

 

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