Fun for the whole family! Free activities from 11:00AM – 4:00PM include dockside tours of the historic, bright red, 1907 tugboat Pegasus at the Yonkers Pier, making tugboats out of recycled materials, and viewing the classic Disney cartoon Little Toot at Beczak Environmental Education Center.
Continue the celebration of the hardest working boats on the Hudson River with a 7PM RiverTalks presentation by Pamela Hepburn, Captain of the Pegasus. Hepburn gives a brief history of tugboats in the New York Harbor and their continuing importance today as well as tells her own story of working her way from tugboat cook to deckhand to captain and then purchasing the hundred year old Pegasus where she lived for several years with her family. Built in 1907 for Standard Oil, the Pegasus transported oil products, docked tankers, and acted as a fireboat when needed. In 1995 it was abandoned, underpowered and too decrepit for active service. Thanks to downtown mom /
tugboat captain Pamela Hepburn, this maritime icon was saved from the scrapheap, put on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Tugboat Pegasus Preservation Project guided its transformation to the unique New York
educational experience it is today. Now docked at the Hudson River Park on Pier 25 in Tribeca, the 105-year-old Pegasus offers regular free dockside tours and educational river trips teaching visitors about the New York harbor’s value as a rich natural habitat, as a historic waterway
that shaped this city’s history, and as a thriving commercial port crucial to today’s economy.
The evening also includes the award-winning
documentary short, Tugs, by Jessica Edwards which include scenes of the everyday work life on tugs and ends with dramatic images from the 18th annual Great North River Tugboat Race.
Evening presentation: $10 / $5 for students, teachers, and seniors.