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Tug Boats to Chug Along Hudson Sunday for 23rd Annual Race & Competition

By Gwynne Hogan | September 4, 2015 6:02pm
 Tug boats are going to race down the Hudson River this Sunday.
Tug boats are going to race down the Hudson River this Sunday.
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Courtesy of Working Harbors Committee

HUDSON RIVER — More than a dozen tugboats will race the choppy waters of the Hudson River on Sunday. 

The 23rd Annual Running Great North River Tugboat Race will be followed by a Popeye-inspired spinach-eating competition public at Pier 84.

The festivities start early Sunday morning. Tugboats will parade up the river from Pier 84 at West 44th Street to Pier 1 at West 70th Street starting at 10:00 a.m.

Then they'll race back down to Pier 84.

You can buy tickets to get a seat on the spectator boat that chases the tugs up and down the river. Or you can watch from along Hudson River Park.

Everyone is invited back to Pier 84 at noon for spinach-eating and amateur line-throwing competitions. 

Tickets for a spot on the passenger boat run at $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $12 for kids. Boarding starts at the Circle Line Pier 83 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information visit the Working Harbor's website.