Our September tugboat race draws an enthusiastic crowd to Manhattan's Pier 84.
It was a great day for hearty tugs!
The morning was misty and rain was predicted for the day but as boaters do we carried on and set up for the day’s events. Despite the wind and rain, the tugs began to gather for our 24th Annual Tugrace.
The race had already been postponed once for Hurricane warnings, so we were determined to carry on despite Hurricane Matthew hovering a little south of us.
The tugs proudly parade up the Hudson to the starting line. We raced with less tugs this year but not because of the weather in NY, a few tug companies were headed south to aid in Hurricane Mathew's aftermath.
After the race the tugs participated in the nose to nose contest and a few brave tugs came in for the line toss even though the current was strong and it was a more difficult task this year.
Our spectator boat caught it all close up and personal!
We relocated our spinach eating contest and Award Ceremony to the classroom on Pier 84 provided by Manhattan Kayak. A big thanks to them for the dry space. It was quite a day! Thank you to all the tugs who participated!
Thank to Phyllis Featherstone & Glen Raymo for Pictures
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24rd Annual Great North River Tugboat
Div. A – First Place
Div. A – Second Place
Div. A – Third Place
Div. B – First Place
Div. B – Second Place
Div. B – Third Place
Div. C – First Place
Div. C – Second Place
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