National Lighthouse Museum Presents A Moment Of Silence: September 11th Hudson River Boat Tour

A Moment of Silence…

join our 9/11 Hudson River Boat Tour

Sunday, September 11, 2022 • 3-7 pm  

Featuring Wade R. Goria, National Lighthouse Museum Docent/Historian

Few rivers rival either the incredible beauty or the vast economic importance of the Hudson River to America, which, by linking to the Great Lakes via the Erie Canal in 1825, established New York as America’s preeminent city


Our Hudson River Lighthouse boat tour takes us past Robbins Reef Lighthouse, the Statue of Liberty, America’s first electrified lighthouse, the steam powered Coast Guard Tender known as LILAC, now docked at White Street on the Hudson, Pier 66 Maritime, home to the historic Frying Pan Shoals Light Ship at West 26th Street, the historic Chelsea Pier Docks that once provided berths for Britain’s White Star Line, the company which owned the HMS Titanic, the Intrepid, Sea, Air and Space Museum at 42nd Street, Ocean Liner Row at 54th Street,  (aka the Manhattan Cruise Terminal) where some of the world’s greatest ocean liners continue to dock, the vast North River Wastewater Treatment Plant at West 135th Street and the famed Jeffrey’s Hook Lighthouse, popularly known as “the Little Red Lighthouse” located at the foot of the George Washington Bridge at 175th Street.

As we cruise further north from the Little Red Lighthouse, we interpret events that relate to the Hudson’s commercial, manufacturing and industrial past passing Fort Tyron Park and the Cloisters, Inwood Hill Park, Spuyten Duyvil, Riverdale, and the coast of Westchester County at Yonkers, Glenwood, Hastings on Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington and Tarytown.

After heading under the newly constructed span of the Tappan Zee Bridge (now the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge) we reach the famed Tarrytown Lighthouse at Sleepy Hollow where we turn south.

On the way back, our boat cruises along side the majestic Palisades of New Jersey passing

Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Edgewater, Guttenberg, Bergen, West New York, Weehawken, Hoboken, Jersey City and Liberty State Park, the scene of the epic making 1916 Black Tom explosion and the historic 1889 New Jersey Central Railroad Terminal at Communipaw. Finally we pass the still dynamic shipyards and terminals of the City of  Bayonne.

Dinner Cruise: $90 for adults/ $50 for children

Tickets Purchased will include One Year FREE Membership* to the National Lighthouse Museum!

*One FREE membership per family

Banner image: Lighthouse boat tour. Image Credit – NLM

National Lighthouse Museum

The National Lighthouse Museum’s Board of Trustees, Advisors and FRIENDS are dedicated to the full development of the National Lighthouse Museum on the site of the US Light House Service General Depot on Staten Island from 1864 to 1939. Partnering with government agencies, non-profits, corporations, foundations, and other organizations, we will work to promote and support historical, educational, cultural, recreational, and other related activities at the site, while maintaining the navigational significance and maritime heritage of lighthouses throughout the world. The Mission is in consonance with the Purposes of the National Lighthouse Museum as they are documented in Article II of the museum by-laws:

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