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Tugboat Races 2013

By Johna Till Johnson
Photos by Vladimir Brezina

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Last year, on the spur of the moment, we attended our first-ever Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition (see the writeup, “We’re Off to the (Tugboat) Races!”).

We were stunned, blown away, and delighted by the experience.

So it’s only natural that this year, we were conflicted. On the one hand, we were eager to go again; on the other hand, how could it possibly live up to the previous time?

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Let’s just say… it did.

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Happy Labor Day!

By Vladimir Brezina

… Labor Day, and (practically speaking) the beginning of Fall!

Here are a few celebratory photos taken at yesterday’s Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition. Lots more photos to come. (Last year’s are here.)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is One Shot, Two Ways. “For this challenge, capture two images — a horizontal and a vertical version — of the same scene or subject.”

At last year’s Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition

The biggest and the smallest

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Lincoln Sea throws an enormous bow wave as she overtakes the competition

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Three Forty Three welcomes the finishers

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The tugs line up at the pier afterwards

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Meagan Ann wins the line toss!

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The landscape format just doesn’t do it… It takes a portrait shot to show just how enormous Lincoln Sea is!

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And the tugs are getting ready again for this year’s rematch. If you are anywhere near New York Harbor on Sunday, September 1, don’t miss the 21st annual running of the Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Unique.

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Seen at last September’s Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition.