Video is in three parts of "The 17th Annual Running of the Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition". It took place on Sunday 6 September, 2009 at Pier 84 (44th St) North River - Hudson River Park, NYC.
Part 1 is as the tugs head up the Hudson to 79th St and the start of the race:
Part 2 is the race as seen from 44th st pier. The tugs racing towards us from 79th St:
Part 3 is after the race as we watch line-throw and nose-to-nose dueling:
Pictures are posted here(click thumbnail)
For more info on promoters of the race go here>>