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2010 Great North River Tugboat Race

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– photos by Mitch Waxman

Sunday the 5th of September saw the Hudson River boiling with Tugboats, and your humble narrator was onboard the stout Launch 5 (a former NYPD patrol boat- aka the Patrolman Walburger- whose sturdy crew generously hosted me) shooting photos. Check out the flickr slideshow above (which can also be accessed here) and the race results below.

The Race results as released by the Working Harbor Committee:

18th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition – 5 September 2010 Working Harbor Committee

SHIP, Company – TIME- HP – CLASS – FINISH IN CLASS

  1. Maurania III – McAllister Towing – 5:09 – 4,000- A 1
  2. Cornell – Lehigh Maritime – 5:15 – 1,800 – A 2 (tie)
  3. Meagan Ann – Donjon Marine  – 5:15  – 2,000 –  A 2 (tie)
  4. Cheyenne – Donjon Marine – 5:25 – 1,800 – A 3
  5. Atlantic Salver – Donjon Marine – 5:55 – 7,200 – A 4
  6. Catherine Miller – Miller’s Launch – 6:23 – 1,200 – B 1
  7. Susan Miller – Miller’s Launch – 6:36 – 1,500 – B 2
  8. Sea Wolf – Sea Wolf Marine – 6:49 – 1,400 – B 3
  9. Mary H – Bren Transportation – 6:52 – 900 – B 4
  10. Vulcan – Derrick Marine – 6:56 – 500 – C 1
  11. W. O. Decker – Seaport Museum – 7:31 – 285 – C 2
  12. The Bronx – Robert & Lucy Apuzzo – 7:40 – 220 – C 3
  13. Shawn Miller – Miller’s Launch – 8:29 – 600 – C 4
  14. Lt. Michael Murphy – Scott Koen – 8:39 – 180 – C 5

Line Throw-

  1. Cheyenne 15 seconds
  2. Maurania III 16 seconds
  3. Susan Miller 18 seconds

Best Looking Tug- Mary H

Best Vintage Tug- Vulcan (1958)

Little Toot- The Bronx

Best Dressed- Meagan Ann (Pirates)

Best Tattoo- Meagan Ann (Multiple nautical tattoos)

Best Mascot- Maurania III (Chihuahua Maddie McAllister, wearing McAllister hat and

carried by small children)

Team Spirit (tie)- Miller’s Launch (3), Donjon Marine (3)

One of the big K-Sea boats arrived too late to compete.

Winners – Spinach Eating Contest

  • Adult: Manny Rebelo (of tug Cornell)
  • Child: Roland McAllister
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