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Fire boat, John J. Harvey spraying water

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25th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition
2017 Review

For all race results, click here.

W. O. Decker and a McAllister tug in the pushing contest

McAllister tug and the W. O. Decker in pushing contest. Copyright 2017 by Gordon Cooper.

Mitch Waxman photo of Capt. Brian A. McAllister from the tugboat race.

Click here to see all 2017 tugrace photos from Mitch Waxman.

Phyllis Featherstone photo of the Susan Miller crew, second place, Class C.

Click here to see all 2017 tugrace photos from Phyllis Featherstone.

Congratulations to Abigail S. winner of framed print of Schooner Pioneer at Sunset by seaport artist Naima Rauam.

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




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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

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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