Tug Pegasus Preservation Project

Street Address:
83 Murray Street
New York
Postal Code:
212 406 2225
Internet URL:

File written by Adobe Photoshop® 4.0


 Microsoft Office




School Programs:
<p style="text-align: left" class="InsideAddress" align="left"><span>          </span><span>            </span><span>            </span><span>            </span><span>            </span><span>            </span><span style="font-size: 16pt"><span>  </span></span><span style="font-size: 14pt"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>“</strong><strong><span>PORTS + PARKS</span></strong><span style="font-family: 'Artistamp Medium'">” - </span>A family program aboard the tug <span style="font-style: italic" class="Apple-style-span">Pegasus </span>offered by the Tug Pegasus Preservation Project.</p><p style="text-align: left" class="MsoNormal"><span>This program for all ages looks at the workings of The Port of New York/New Jersey as a commercial hub that delivers things essential to our lives like: fuel, clothes and food. Participants discover the natural resources of the harbor, experiencing the huge variety of wild life in our backyard estuary amidst juxtaposed with the workings of New York Harbor. Both the ecological and the commercial components need to be explored for us to understand the sustainability of our waterways and the necessity of developing stewardship of this great resource: New York Harbor.</span></p><p style="text-align: left" class="MsoNormal"> </p><p style="text-align: left; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt" class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'"><span> </span>“Passport-to-the-Hudson”</span></strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'"> <strong>Youth Program <span style="font-weight: normal; font-family: Verdana" class="Apple-style-span">aboard the tug <span style="font-style: italic" class="Apple-style-span">Pegasus </span>offered by<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'" class="Apple-style-span"><strong> Tug Pegasus Preservation Project</strong><span> </span></span></span></strong></span></p><p style="text-align: left; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'">The Passport-to-the-Harbor program provides a look at the workings of The Port of New York/New Jersey as a commercial hub that delivers things very close to us, like: fuel for our heat at home and the clothes we are wearing. The participants will also discover the rich natural resources on the trip, and will discuss how these aspects of the harbor can work together.<span>  </span>This program is geared for 9- 15 year olds.</span></p>

Tug Pegasus Preservation Project has had a twofold mission:

 the restoration and preservation of the tug Pegasus, a maritime icon whose very existence

tells an important story about the history of the Port of New York/New Jersey.

 to interpret the world around the tug Pegasus, by bringing the public out into the

waterways of the Port. Naturalists, historians, and marine industry personnel can teach

visitors about the harbor’s value as a rich natural habitat, a historic waterway that shaped

this city’s history and a thriving commercial port crucial to today’s economy.

Tug Pegasus, retired from commercial life in 1997, and was donated to the non-profit, Tug