16th Annual Tug Boat Race on the Hudson!

The Silent Majority found a Tug Boat Race on the Hudson(Pier 84) . Great Fun!. The race will  be real clear at about 49 seconds so: Be Patient!

UpDate with names of winners : The Ross Sea won the title with a nifty time of 5 minutes, 37 seconds, edging out the runner-up, Maryland Sea, by four seconds.

“It was a tight race,” said Greg Aitken, the 54-year-old captain of the Ross Sea. “We prepared for it all week. We tweaked our computers, did our homework. I’m happy for the boat and for the company.”

He then added with a smile, “She’s a lean, mean towing machine.”

The race was not without some controversy, though. The captain of the third-place finisher, The Rosemary McAllister, said he questioned the official finishing times.

See NY Daily News for full report

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