NY Waterways Adds ‘Military History’ to Fall Architecture, History Cruise Lineup

August 28, 2008 at 2:32 am Leave a comment

NY Waterway Tours is offering an added opportunity to enjoy the history of America’s most strategic harbor with the “Military History of New York Harbor Tour,” marketing it as the highlight of NY Waterway’s fall lineup, along with the architecture and history cruises.

Following are tour descriptions:

• Military History of New York Harbor, a 90-minute experience that includes live narration that features National Park Service Rangers, veterans and historians telling stories from the colossal British Invasion of 1776 to the protection in place today by Homeland Security.

In addition, attendees will learn about the trade and commerce that helped shape New York City into what it is today. The tour travels from the Battery to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Cruises depart Wednesdays at 2 p.m. from the Tours Terminal, Pier 78, West 38th Street and Hudson River Park (12th Avenue).

• New-York Historical Society History Cruise, a 90-minute tour that offers views of the city’s famous historical sites, accompanied by a certified tour guide. The cruise also highlights various waterways, waterfront development and other important areas and neighborhoods that can be observed from the boat. This cruise operates on Tuesdays and Sundays at 10 a.m., and departs from Pier 78.

• American Institute of Architects NY Architecture Cruise, a 90-minute tour dedicated to the architecture of the city through magnificent buildings and landmarks. AIA tour guides provide enlightening facts and a visual presentation playing on flat-screen monitors enhances the experience. The cruise operates on Saturdays at 10 a.m. from Pier 78.

For schedules, prices and additional information, please call 1-800-533-3779 or visit www.nywaterway.com.

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