Tugboats on Newtown Creek

Working Harbor Committee

There’s a lot more to see (besides pollution) on Newtown Creek. Tugs transport fuel, aggregate, recycled materials and much of NYC’s garbage on the hidden waterway every day of the week.

You’ll likely recognize some familiar colors in these photos of “Tugs on Newtown Creek” by Mitch Waxman, WHC’s official photographer and Newtown Creek Alliance historian.

Want to see more? Join Working Harbor Committee on a 2-hour boat tour of the Newtown Creekon Sunday the 31st of May from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (tickets only $30!!)and learn about Newtown Creek’s importance as a vital maritime waterway is revealed in her historical, industrial past, present and future.

Reinauer’s Matthew Tibbetts on Newtown Creek, spitting distance from midtown Manhattan. Photo by Mitch Waxman

Franklin Reinauer transports fuel from Newtown Creek distribution facilities. Photo by Mitch Waxman

Matthew Tibbetts heading toward the Pulaski Bridge. Photo by Mitch Waxman

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