27th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition, 2019
Thank you to all the tugboat companies and their crews that came together to make this a spectacular event for all New Yorkers. It was an exciting race with only 20 seconds between the first- and second-place win in the Class A tugboat category. Congratulations to the Vinik No. 6, Vinik Marine, on your first place win! And the Ava M. McCallister, McAllister Towing, for second place.
The Circle Line Sightseeing spectator vessel ran along side the race with guest speakers John McCluskey and Gordon Cooper on board narrating the action as it happened. And we were honored to welcome CDR Jake Hobson, USCG, Sector New York, and Max Taffet, NYCEDC, as our special guests on the vessel.
And a special thanks to all our supporters and volunteers for making this a great day for all!
2019 Line Throw
Winner, Robert Burton. Photo copyright 2019 by Valerie DeBiase.