Old wooden Lehigh Valley Barge #79 & the Tugboat Pegasus

Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2010/08/27

Come to the fundraising event tonight at the new Brooklyn Bridge Park, 5 – 8pm! Two old wooden classics that are as busy as any other working harbor vessel are open to the public!

The Lehigh Valley Barge #79 (1914)  is the last of its kind: a wooden covered barge which used to transport anthracite coal in our harbor. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and under the direction of David Sharps, it is now the Waterfront Museum, and presents readings, concerts, circus acts, and currently, a painting exhibition.

The tugboat Pegasus (1907) was built for the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, by the Skinner Shipbuilding Yard of Baltimore, Maryland. She is still working, under the command of Capt. Pamela Hepburn. Together, they present the:

Tug & Barge Tour:
August 26 – September 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6
September 2 – 6 at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 (42nd St.)

Park leadership has generously provided the docking facilities to accomodate visiting vessels and the Tug and Barge are thrilled to be the first of (hopefully) many historic martime vessels to dock at the renovated pier! On Tuesday evening, be sure to stop by for our community fundraiser and meet some locals who are engaged with the renewed shorelines of Brooklyn and beyond.

Tuesday, August 31 Community Fundraiser 5 – 8 pm
$35 refreshments & entertainment reservations recommended

behold and be stirred: Tugster‘s photos of the sail while underway…