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'Tugs': Mini-Documentary By Jessica Edwards Explores The Tug Boat Traditions Of NYC (VIDEO)

10/01/2012 01:11 pm ET | Updated Oct 01, 2012

By Jessica Edwards

Tugboats have always interested me. I mean, who doesn’t love a cute, rugged tugboat? After living within walking distance of the East River for years, I became curious about the history of these hardworking boats. The waterways are the city’s sixth borough, with history, industry and recreation that are largely overlooked by most New Yorkers. Profiling the humble tugboat was my way of showcasing this unheralded part of the city.

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