Tugboat Roundup

James Turecamo. In 1850, the latest in a long line of 13-year-old boys began a job as a “hoggee” – leading mules towing barges along the Erie Canal.  His name was Michael Moran, son of a 61-year-old unemployed stonemason who had recently emigrated from Ireland with his family, settling along the Canal in upstate New […]

Photography By: Tim Reidy

On Friday September 9th the festivities began with a parade of tugboats that became a 3 day celebration in Waterford, NY. On Saturday my wife and my 14 year old son accompanied me (Rob Smittix) to the Tugboat Round Up. It’s not very often that our teenager joins Mom and Dad for these types of […]

The 3 Day Tugboat Roundup festival is approaching fast, September 9th, 10th and 11th. It all starts with the tug parade on the Hudson River that starts at approximately 3:30pm in Albany and will eventually make it’s way to Waterford. There will be tugboat tours, boat rides, tug talks, competitions, fireworks, children’s activities, vendors, food, […]

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