SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY… 20th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition
The 20th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition is this Sunday, September 2, on the Hudson River between West 43rd and West 79th Streets in Manhattan.
More than a dozen tugboats will battle for harbor honors! With a river-churning race, bow-to-bow tugboat pushing contests, line-throwing, spinach eating, mascot and tattoo competitions. Tugs range from a 25-foot workboat called The Bronx (who won last year’s “Little Toot” award) to the 118-foot, 8,000 horsepower Lincoln Sea from Kirby Marine.
Wanna get a good seat? The best viewing is aboard the Circle Line spectator boat (boat will depart Pier 83 on West 43rd St. in Manhattan at 9:30 a.m.). There is also an excellent shore side view of the race and parade from Hudson River Park Pier 84 on West 44th Street and along the riverfront between West 44th and West 79th Streets.
Here is a little run down of the festivities:
–9:30 a.m.: Spectator Boat departs (boarding begins at 9 a.m.)
–10 a.m.: Tugboats parade north on the Hudson from Pier 84 to West 79th St.
–10:30 -11 a.m.: Tugboat race begins near West 79th St. and finishes at Pier 84.
–11 a.m – noon: Bow-to-bow pushing contests and line-toss competition
–noon -1 p.m.: Tugboats and crews gather at Pier 84; spinach eating contests for adults and kids, amateur line-toss competitions; food and beverages available for purchase.
–1 p.m.: Awards
Please visit www.workingharbor.org for additional information