|11th Annual Tugboat
|Come see the
mighty Tugs at the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum’s 11th Annual
Tug Boat Festival on August 31st.|
thrash and engines roar as more than a dozen tugboats race
down the Hudson River and compete for trophies and bragging
rights of New York Harbor. Spectators can watch and see which
tug is the fastest, the mightiest, and the best
addition to the great race, tugs will also compete in a
nose-to-nose pushing contest and a line throwing competition.
Spectators can compete in a spinach eating contest and get a
close look at the tugs and crews a they come ashore and are
judged for best dressed crew, best tattoo, and best tugboat
|Parade of Tugs|
north past the spectator barge at the end of the
Intrepid’s Pier 86 led by a water display from New York
Fire Department Fire Boat.
Internationally acclaimed contestants
race to eat a bowl of spinach and win a trophy while
hundreds of spectations cheer them on! This event is
open to the public.
The Great Race
pour on the power and stampede down the Hudson River
from the 79th Street boat Basin to the Intrepid Museum.
Best seen from the Intrepid flight deck or Spectator
Coordination between captain and crew
is the name of the game as deckhands try to beat the
clock as they heave a line around a barge
Skippers challenge each other to meet
nose to nose to see which tug can push the other
backwards at full throttle. It’s a smoke-belching,
engine roaring spectacle.
Tugs tie up at the spectator barge and crews
come ashore for crew BBQ as the judges inspect the
All information represented
above is subject to change.
|Tugboat Festival Awards
|Best Looking Tug -
Paint job, signal flags, hull lines & “attitude.”|
Vintage Tug - Best looking tug over 50 years old.
Dressed Crew - Matching shirts, uniforms.
Best Crew Tattoo
- As long as you can show it, we’ll judge it!
Mascot - From rats to rhinos (living, non-human, animals
|Events scheduled for the weekend will be FREE and
open to the public on the pier.|