South Street Seaport Museum Presents Book Talks: Tugboats Illustrated
Where: South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton St.
212-748-8600 Price: Tickets are $10 (free for members)
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South Street Seaport Museum
Book Talks: Tugboats Illustrated
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:30pm
at the Melville Gallery
The South Street Seaport Museum presents Book Talks: Tugboats Illustrated on February 8, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Melville Gallery, 213 Water Street, NYC. Tickets are $10 (free for members), and available at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/book-talks-at-the-seaport-museum/. Doors open at 6:15pm. Reception to follow.
Join the Seaport Museum as author Paul Farrell discusses his book Tugboats Illustrated. A gorgeously detailed guide to the evolution, design, and role of tugboats, from the earliest days of steam to today’s most advanced ocean-going workboats.
“Paul Farrell channels deep admiration and interest for the tug into a beautiful ode to the workhorses of the waterways.” -Nina Maclaughlin Boston Globe
In Tugboats Illustrated, Paul Farrell traces the evolution, design, and role of tugboats, ranging from the first steam-powered tug to today’s hyper-specialized offshore workboats. Through extensive photographs, dynamic drawings, and enlightening diagrams, he explores the development of these hard-working boats, always shaped by the demands of their waterborne environment, by an ever-present element of danger, and by advancements in technology. Whether making impossible turns in small spaces, crashing through huge swells, pushing or pulling or prodding or coaxing or escorting, we come to understand not only what tugs do, but how physics and engineering allow them to do it.
Paul Farrell is an architect with a lifelong enthusiasm for tugboats and the working waterfront. He spent twenty-five years writing and researching his first book. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic Seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.”Buy tickets/get more info now