Tug Pegasus Preservation Project

Tug Pegasus Preservation Project

Morris Creek, Jersey City (NJ), United States

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(646) 420-8022

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We are education in a tug. We offer information about New York harbor maritime traditions and history, and demonstrate how the maritime industry is essential in our lives. (Photo by Jeffrey Anzevino.)

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Mission Our mission:

To restore and preserve the 1907-built 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 taking 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.
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Preservation timeline: 1953 is the date of her last alteration, the removal of her steam engine and the installation of her diesel engine.

Significance: Her activity in both World Wars and her survival in technological changes, from steam to diesel propulsion and from riveted to welded construction.
For a complete history of Tug PEGASUS and her restoration, visit www.tugpegasus.org.

Awards Best Vintage Tug, Great North River Tug Boat Races, 2014
3rd Place, Class C, Great North River Tug Boat Races, 2014
Founded 2000
Products Class Trips, Open Boat Hours, Charters, Rides, Tours, Preserving NY Harbor's maritime history.
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