PADET New York Public Affairs
February 20, 2013
Contact: Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson
Office: (212) 668-7114
Mobile: (917) 703-0983
Media Advisory: New York, New Jersey based Coast Guard harbor tugs celebrate 50th Anniversary
Who: Coast Guard 65-foot harbor tugs Hawser and Line, homeported in Bayonne, N.J., and Wire, homeported in Saugerties, N.Y.
What: Three Coast Guard tugs, Hawser, Line and Wire celebrate their 50th Anniversary of providing safety, security and maritime mobility to New York, New Jersey and Hudson River waterways. To celebrate, the tugs will meet at the Walkway over the Hudson and steam north to Saugerties. A Coast Guard spokesperson will be available at the walkway and there will be a photo opportunity there to capture the tugs together on the Hudson River.
When: 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
Where: Walkway Over the Hudson, 61 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
For additional information, please contact Petty Officer Erik Swanson, 646-532-0373.
NEW YORK - The Coast Guard Cutter Wire, a 65-foot ice breaking tug homeported in Saugerties, N.Y., makes its way through an ice flow in New York Harbor Jan. 28, 2004. As severe ice conditions still exist in the Northeast, Coast Guard ice breakers have been working continuously keeping waterways open for maritime traffic. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Mike Lutz.
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