Monday, September 1, 2008

16th Annual Tug Boat Race on Hudson

The Squirrel Brigade found a wonderful American past time on the Hudson: a Tug Boat Race!

You'll start to see the race real good at about... 49 seconds, so be patient

For the slideshow go here>>

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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