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The Working Harbor Committee of New York and New Jersey
Cordially invites you to attend the Twelfth Annual

Thursday, 23 February 2017
Down Town Association

60 Pine Street - New York City

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Business Attire

Click Here for Downloadable Flyer

International Cheese & Fruit Display •Hors d’Oeuvres: Artichoke Bruschetta •Blini with Crème Fraiche & Caviar • Mini -Hot Dogs
Sesame Chicken with Mango Chutney • Carving Station: Round Roast of Sirloin with Seasonal Vegetables • Open Bar

$300 Individual Ticket Sponsorships
$10,000 Admiral Sponsorship 15 tickets + full page color premium ad in journal
$5,000 Captain Sponsorship 8 tickets + full page color ad in journal
$3,000 First Mate Sponsorship 6 tickets + full page b&w ad in journal
$2,000 Second Mate Sponsorship 2 tickets + 1/2 page b&w ad in journal
$1,000 Third Mate Sponsorship 1 ticket + 1/4 page b&w ad in journalGala Journal Ads
$5,000 Admiral’s Journal Ad full page color premium ad
$3,000 Captain’s Journal Ad full page color ad
$1,500 First Mate’s Journal Ad full page b&w ad
$1,000 Second Mate’s Journal Ad 1/2 page b&w ad
$500 Third Mate’s Journal Ad 1/4 page b&w ad

For further information, please email:
or call 212-757-1600

Tugboat Charters

The WHC does not rent tugboats nor at this time know of any nonprofit organization that offer tug rides or charters. If we learn of any organizations in the future that offer such services we will post it on our website. 




For info on our upcoming
Summer Hidden Harbor Tours
& More

 Click here for donations in memory of Captain John Doswell 

Fair Winds
Captain John W. Doswell


Captain John W. Doswell, our captain, our North Star, our guiding light passed away on Friday 2 January, 2015

"...As executive director of the Working Harbor Committee, John would orchestrate the most amazing extravaganzas. 22 years of Tug Boat Races, international ship visits (including a 16th century replica of a Spanish Galleon), OpSail 2012, where part of the challenge was to find berthing for dozens of vessels from around the world.Only one man could make it all happen. Doswell...."

To read full article
by Mai Armstrong on the WHC Blog
Click Here

Peter Stanford 
WHC Founder & Inspiration

Peter Stanford passed away on
Thursday morning, March 24, 2016.

"...Peter Stanford spent his life founding things,
it seems – South Street Seaport Museum,
National Maritime Historical Society, and – highlight in our own lives – the Working Harbor
Committee among them

His heart was gladdened at the WHC’s developing strengths in its educational programs, its tours for underserved youth who discover the harbor and learn about maritime careers in the industry.  He was passionate about our mission of teaching NY/NJ harbor history and life today and thus enhancing the harbor’s future, and impressed by WHC’s willingness to work hard to achieve that mission..."

To read full article
by Terry Walton
Click Here




Check out Working Harbor Committee's
YouTube Channel

Click Here
for an important NY Times article about the future of the NYC seaport district by Paul Greenberg, Roland Lewis & Joan K. Davidson

Click Here
for a great blog write up about
a recent Hidden Harbor Tour
by Claude Scales

Click Here
for a great article about our Hidden Harbor Tour to Newark Bay
by Peggy Taylor










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