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Preview Our Inaugural Video Celebrating the Maritime Industry

Glen Miller introduces the video series

Welcome to the Working Harbor Committee’s introduction to our new YouTube series, “Celebrating the Maritime Industry.” The series will highlight tugboat companies and other maritime organizations, showing how they do what they do to keep our harbors running. Please enjoy the preview from Miller’s Launch, featuring Capt. Glen Miller.

To see the full video, subscribe to WHC's new Celebrate the Maritime Industry video channel. Subscriptions are $25 for two months (May and June) or $50 for five months (May to September). Sponsorships are $150, $200, and $250. WHC will send you instructions on how to access the private video site within four days of your purchase. Your donations go towards our students' programs.

Classic Harbor Line Supports Working Harbor Committee

Manhattan II interior

Experience a New York City Lights cruise like never before! Step aboard a decked-out 1920s-inspired motor yacht and and enjoy the splendors of NY/NJ Harbor.

The Classic Harbor Line (CHL) will donate a percentage of your ticket to the Working Harbor Committee and give you a $5 discount if you use the promotional code TOUR5.

Click this link to see all the tours and to purchase your tickets.

Gift certificates, which are also available, do not expire and can be used on all cruises.

To further support WHC, add an additional donation amount in the 'donation' field when checking out. All of this amount will be passed on to WHC.

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 support students about careers in the Harbor and 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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