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Get on the Water Again!

The Working Harbor Committee and Classic Harbor Line are partnering to help support our community on the water!

Yacht Manhattan II. © 2020 Classic Harbor Line

The WHC is closely monitoring the City and State's reopening guidelines to find out when we'll be able to resume our Hidden Harbor tours and youth educational programs. We sincerely appreciate all of the support you have shown us this year and we look forward to welcoming you back this summer.

We are excited to tell you that we've partnered with Classic Harbor Line for their upcoming summer tours on the Manhattan II and the Adirondack. To book a ticket, please click here and enter the promo code TOUR5 for a $5 discount on any tour.

When you book a tour through this link, Classic Harbor Line will give back a generous portion of the proceeds to the Working Harbor Committee.

Schooner Adirondack. © 2020 Classic Harbor Line

Purchase individual tickets on a public trip or buy out the boat for an exclusive cruise for your close friends and family.

Classic Harbor Line has worked hard to adjust their operations during these times. Learn more about what they have done by reading their health and safety update here.

Click here for a printable flyer that you can share with friends.

Please Support WHC

The Working Harbor Committee thanks you for your continued support of our organization! It is because of your generosity that our organization can inform area residents and visitors about the vitality and importance of our working harbor. We do so with our trademark Hidden Harbor® boat tours and by organizing the yearly Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition.



For more information about all upcoming events:



Fair Winds
Captain John W. Doswell


Captain John W. Doswell, our captain, our North Star, our guiding light passed away on Friday 2 January, 2015

"...As executive director of the Working Harbor Committee, John would orchestrate the most amazing extravaganzas. 22 years of Tug Boat Races, international ship visits (including a 16th century replica of a Spanish Galleon), OpSail 2012, where part of the challenge was to find berthing for dozens of vessels from around the world. Only one man could make it all happen. Doswell...."

To read full article
by Mai Armstrong on the WHC Blog

Click Here

Click Here
for an important NY Times article about the future of the NYC seaport district by Paul Greenberg, Roland Lewis & Joan K. Davidson

Click Here
for a great blog write up about
a recent Hidden Harbor Tour
by Claude Scales

Click Here
for a great article about our Hidden Harbor Tour to Newark Bay
by Peggy Taylor


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