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The American Sail Training Associat ion is partnerin g with Great Lakes United (an environ mental organization dedicated to preserving the water resou rces of the Great Lakes) to pro duce the Great Lakes United Tall Ships C h allen ge®2 0 10 next summer. More than 20 vessels from Euro pe and No rth America will participate in races and cruises in all five G reat Lakes with port events currently scheduled for : Toronto, C leveland, Bay C ity, Dul u th, Green Bay, and C hicago. (For more inform ation, see www. sailtraining.org/rallsh ips /2010greatlakes/index.php) ... O n Labor Day weekend , the Hudson River was filled with tugs of all sh ap es and sizes comp eting in the 16th Annu al New York Tugboat Challenge. The day included the G reat N orth River Race, the nose-to-nose pushing contest, the line throwi ng competition , and awards for best-looking tug, best-dressed crew, best tattoo, and best mascot. Presented by the Working H arbo r Committee and organized by Capt. John Doswell and fo u n der

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Jerry Roberts, the event is hosted by 1 h e H udson River Park Trust at Pier 84 in M anhattan. NMHS C hairman Ron Oswald will be a judge next year at the 2010 Tugboat Challenge, which will take place on Sunday, 5 September 2010. (More info rmation on the event can be found at www.wo rki n gh arbor. com) . . . "Ships, Explorers, and th e World Trade Center," a new exhibition b eing developed at India House in New York City, will open to the public on 2 February and run through the end of the mon th. The exhibition will document the fac ts and fictions of some of New York's oldes t m aritime relics and also charts the location s of 'trade centers' in Lower M anhattan, from Dutch times to the building of the Wo rld Trade Center in the 1960s. A special viewing and fundraiser on 3 February will h onor NMH S President emeritus Peter Stan fo rd and his work to preserve the 'World Trade Center Anchor.' (India House, O ne H an over Square, New York, NY; Ph. 2 12 877-9689; www. indiahousefoundation.org) _t

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