Yesterday was the 17th Annual Tugboat Race and Competition. The other competitions are "Nose to nose pushing contests and line toss competition" but the main event is the race from the 79th Street Boat Basin to Pier 84 at 42nd Street—one nautical mile. Flickr user and Gothamist reader ennuipoet, who took these great photographs (more here), says, "The Ellen McCallister won with a time of just over six minutes."

And the Working Harbor Committee's final summer "Hidden Harbor" tour is on September 15—tickets are $29 for adults, $21 for seniors, and $17 for children.