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The West Side waterfront is full of historical artifacts and maritime stories. Students learn about NYC’s rich waterfront history while touring a historic vessel and practicing nautical skills like knot tying.

Program Objectives:

  • Students will learn the history of the New York waterfront from the 17th to 20th centuries through story-telling and applied enrichment games
  • Students will tour a historic vessel to understand its historical significance
  • Students will be able to identify different parts of either a steamship at Pier 25 in Tribeca or a lightship at Pier 66a in Chelsea
  • Students will develop mastery of three knots: square, bowline and cleat hitch

Program Information:

  • Student capacity: 30 students per program
  • Cost: $200 (waivers available upon demonstration of need)
  • Teacher chaperones: One chaperone is required for every 10 students (1:10 ratio) at minimum