The 20th Annual Tugboat Roundup begins on Friday, September 6th, with a Tugboat Parade mustering at the USS Slater around 3 pm, and cruising north by Corning Preserve, Watervliet, Troy, Lansingburgh and into Waterford to begin the weekend festivities.
Music will be playing next to the Hurst Harbor Center all weekend long. Kids activities include an fire safety obstacle course, pony rides, a bouncy slide, face painting and more.
Boats will be along the Waterford wall, where attendees can take a narrated boat ride on the Hudson River, peek inside a working tugboat, or walk the decks of the John J Harvey, a retired NYC fireboat.
The last wooden tug of New York Harbor, the W.O. Decker, will be on hand and offers an opportunity to imagine this 52′ vessel nudging ships and pushing barges nearly 90 years ago when it was brand new. Fireworks will begin around 8:30 pm.
Parking is limited within the immediate area of the venue. There will be satellite parking and a “Tugboat Trolley” with several stops.
A full schedule and more details are available on the event website.
Photo of Annual Tugboat Roundup provided by Waterford Historical Museum.