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Fire boat, John J. Harvey spraying water

Promoting our harbor's vitality, history, and importance today and in the future...





Circumnavigation of Staten Island
Including several Lighthouses

Photo (c) Mitch Waxman

Sunday 19 October 2014
Departs 1 pm - Returns 5 pm

Boarding begins @12:30 pm
Pier 11 - Wall Street
Located just 4 short blocks east of the
Staten Island Ferry building.

Tickets $55.00 Adult
$45 Senior, WHC members & kids under age 12
For group rates, contact Meg at

Cash bar on board - guests are welcome to bring their own sandwich/snack.
Indoor heated viewing available

Join us as we learn about the rich history of the Staten Island waterfront and light houses!

Tug Yards and Dry Docks What is a floating dry dock?
What is Arthur Kill?  What is Sullivan’s Pier famous for?
Fresh Kills Park - What was it originally?
Rossville Graveyard of Ships - How did it come to pass?
Tottenville - Who were the first settlers of the area?
Princes Bay, Old Orchard, West Bank, and Ft Wadsworth light houses:
Who lived or lives there now?
.and the Statue of Liberty which functioned as a lighthouse from 1886 to 1902!

Featuring Special Guest Speaker
Capt. Joseph Ahlstrom
Professor of Marine Transportation SUNY Maritime College
and expert on Staten Island history and maritime

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Click Here
for a 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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Next Steering Committee Meeting

23 October 2014 @ 6pm

Please email 
or call 212 757 1600 if you plan to come.

455 West 43rd Street
NYC, NY 10036

All members & friends as well as
Steering Committee members are invited

A "Virtual" visualized
Hidden Harbor Tour
is now available
20-30 Minutes + Q & A
Presented by Capt. Doswell


featuring photos by WHC Steering Committe Member Bernard Ente

If your organization would like a virtual Hidden Harbor Tour of any length in return for a honarium to WHC, contact










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