The final(?) three New York City Hidden Harbor Tours for 2014 have been announced and all are well worth participating in. In addition to the three tours, you can also board a Spectator Boat and cruise alongside the numerous vessels taking part in the 22nd Annual North River Tugboat Race and Competition.
The tours take in Port Elizabeth & Port Newark (on Saturday, 30 August 2014); Gowanus Canal Tour (October 5, 2014); and the Circumnavigation of Staten Island (October 19, 2014). The 22nd Annual North River Tugboat Race & Competition takes place August 31, 2014. Clearly, time is short, so if you are going to join any of these events you had better get busy and start booking your place. Here are more details about each event.
|Photos © Mitch Waxman|
Hidden Harbor Tour of Port Elizabeth and Port Newark, Saturday, 30 August 2014
Explore the working harbor and enjoy an insider’s view of how the harbors of Port Elizabeth and Port Newark really work, and learn about what all those ships and tugs do. You will get unique close up views of port terminals where giant container ships dock and unload their goods from around the world. This tour will be narrated by Captain John Doswell. Guest Speakers include Ed Kelly (Executive Director, Maritime Association of the Port of NY/NJ), and Captain Maggie Flanagan (Marine Educator South Street Seaport Museum).
Saturday, 30 August. Boarding @ 10:30 a.m. Cruising 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Pier 83, West 42nd Street and 12th Avenue.
Adult Ticket: $40; Seniors: $35; Children: $26 (3-12)
WHC members: $35 (enter code WHCM5 in "Promotional Code" box)
|Photo (c) Mitch Waxman, Gowanus Canal.|
A new Hidden Harbor Tour from the Working Harbor Committee exploring Gowanus Bay (including Erie Basin and Sunset Park).
October 5, 2014 at 1 pm. This a two hour tour
Tour departs from Pier 16, South Street Seaport
Adults: $35.00; $30 Seniors, WHC members & kids under age 12.
This tour takes in the Erie Basin and Barge Center, and the Gowanus Bay Terminals. During the tour passengers will see the home of the historic ferry, Yankee, the giant slag ship, MV Loujaine, see behind the big grain elevators, and learn about the history and future of the Gowanus Canal and more. Special guest speakers from the Gowanus Canal Conservancy
|Photo © Mitch Waxman|
Circumnavigation of Staten Island, Including several Lighthouses.
Sunday 19, October, 2014.
Departs 1 pm and Returns 5 pm
Boarding begins at 12:30 pm, at World Financial Center Ferry Terminal.
Tickets $55.00 Adult; $45 Seniors and WHC members & kids under age 12.
Suring this tours passengers will see several Lighthouses, Tug Yards & Drydocks, Giant Shipping Terminals, Graveyard of Ships and the former U.S. Navy Homeport, as well as get close up views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
|Photos © Jhoneen Preece-Doswell 2013|
The 22nd Annual North River Tugboat Race and Competition
August 31, 2014 - Buy Tickets Today for the Spectator Boat!
Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Be in the race! Enjoy great close up views of this exciting event on a Spectator Boat provided by Circle Line Sightseeing.
Adults: $25; Children: $12.