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2019 Tugboat Race & Competition sponsored by the Working Harbor Committee
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
New York, NY
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2019 Tugboat Race & Competition sponsored by the Working Harbor Committee
Be right in the action on the Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise spectator boat at the 27th annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition on Sunday, Sept. 1 in Manhattan!

Get onboard the Spectator Boat and see the whole event up-close. Cruise alongside the tugs in the big race as they go up to starting line at Pier i located at W. 70th Street and back down to finish line at Pier 84! Boarding begins at 10:15 am, departure is at 10:30 am from pier 83 (located at W. 43rd Street & 12th Avenue in Manhattan)so you will be on the water before the parade! Watch epic battles for supremacy in the on water nose-to-nose pushing and line-toss contests when tugs arrive at finish line at Pier 84.

There is more fun for the whole family after the race! You can test your mettle in the amateur line-toss competition or try your luck in the ever-popular spinach-eating contest on Pier 84 in Hudson River Park after tugboats tie up at the pier. Stay around for the fun on trophies awarded for winners of best dressed tug crew, best female & male tattoo & best mascot.  

Thanks to Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, the NYC Economic Development Corporation & Hudson River Park for their generous support of our event.


Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises (View)
Pier 83 West 43rd Street & 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
United States


Other > Family-Friendly
Other > Festivals

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Working Harbor Committee
On BPT Since: Jul 12, 2019
Working Harbor Committee

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