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Our September tugboat race draws an enthusiastic crowd to Manhattan's Pier 84.

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Join us September 3 for the 25th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition!

Watch up close from the Circle Line Spectator Boat!

Click here for tickets: $25 adults; $20 seniors; $12 kids ages 3-10

Click here for a printable flyer.

Free viewing is available on Pier 84, W. 44th St. & Hudson River Park, starting at 10 am. See the event schedule on the flyer.

24th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition 2016 Review

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
Race Results

Div. A – First Place
Emily Ann
Don Jon Marine
Time: 3:45

Div. A – Second Place
Mister T
Buchanan Marine
Time: 3:54

Div. A – Third Place
James William
Norfolk Tug
Time: 4:00

Div. B – First Place
Meagan Ann
Donjon Marine
Time: 3:47

Div. B – Second Place
Taft Beach
Norfolk Tug
Time: 4:14

Div. B – Third Place
Buchanan 1
Buchanan Marine
Time: 4:41

Div. C – First Place
Sea Wolf
Wittich Bros. Marine
Time: 4:28

Div. C – Second Place
Susan Miller
Miller’s Launch
Time: 4:35


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