Tugboat Tradition Revived at the Harbor
This article originally appeared in the Epoch Times.
NEW YORK— After the annual tugboat race and the rope toss competition, a dozen tugboats pulled into the Pier 84, families and crew got off the boats and headed for the spinach eating contest.
“I love spinach,” said Captain Charles Restivo, the winner of the race, while Popeye the Sailor Man theme played in the background.
Restivo is the captain of the Resolute tugboat, owned by the McAllister Towing and Transportation company. The Resolute set a new record coming in at exactly 5 minutes.
Restivo has worked for McAllister, one of the oldest and biggest family-owned towing and transportation companies in the country, for over 10 years.