Tugboat Races This Weekend plus Let’s Give Sal A Hand

This Sunday, September 2nd, is the 20th Annual Running of the Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition!

CLICK for the full flyer (PDF)

CLICK for the full flyer (PDF)

The tugboat races are always a lot of fun, and this year marks the return of the South Street Seaport Museum’s Tug W.O. Decker! Some details:

10:00 AM – Parade of tugs from Pier 84 to the start line.
10:30 AM – Race starts – From 79th Street Boat Basin to Pier 84.
11 AM – Nose to nose pushing contests and line toss competition.
12 Noon – Tugs tie up to Pier 84 for lunch and awards ceremony.
Exhibits, amateur line toss, spinach eating contest
1 PM – Awards ceremony. Tugs depart at about 2 PM.

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As many of you know, Sal Polisi is in the process of moving his wood-working shop from the base of Pier 15 to a new location within the Museum. Much of this move is already happening by hand, but there will need to be a big push with many hands at the finish.

Sal would like to get a work crew assembled for the final day of moving on Saturday, September 8th, starting at 8 am and working until we finish. Anyone who is available, please speak to Sal directly, or let us know at saveourseaport@gmail.com – we’ll make sure he gets a list. Let’s all step up and help!

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