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– photo by Mitch Waxman

A photographer friend of mine, an esteemed and award winning fellow whose career began before I was out of diapers, tells me that the shot above is the best capture I’ve ever managed to pull off. It depicts a moment from the Working Harbor Committee’s “Great North River Tugboat Race of 2010”, specifically the line toss competition. Who am I to argue with a seasoned pro, especially on Maritime Sunday?

– photo by Mitch Waxman

This is actually my favorite part of the Tug Race, wherein competitors attempt to throw the rope over a bollard on the dock. They have three tries, but the entire vessel must make a full pass every time. As of right now, it looks like there will be another tug race at the end of the summer, by the way, so hold tight for more rope tossing shots in 2013.

Written by Mitch Waxman

March 3, 2013 at 12:56 am

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  1. YEA, VERILY. It is a great shot. Even better than the one I got from the Meaghan Ann last year.

    Hal Weiner

    March 3, 2013 at 9:38 am

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