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Young visitors are fascinated by the chart, seeing the waterways all around New York and where they live relative to the water. Photo: Walt Fitzgerald

Please donate to help us continue to

  • restore the ship
  • develop new educational programs
  • reach out to new schools and youth groups
  • and become a destination and a resource on the waterfront for our community.

We have big plans for 2015: Help us to remain at Pier 25, expand our free programming and preserve the ship. The Pegasus needs YOU now more than ever. 
YOU can make the difference!
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Tug Pegasus Preservation Project 
705 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Our mission:

  • To restore and preserve the 1907-built Tug Pegasus, a maritime icon whose very existence tells an important story about the history of the Port of New York/New Jersey.
  • To interpret the world around the Tug Pegasus, by bringing the public out into the waterways of the Port. Our visiting naturalists, historians, and marine industry personnel teach visitors about the harbor’s value as a rich natural habitat, as a historic waterway that shaped this city’s history, and as a thriving commercial port crucial to today’s economy.

Preservation timeline: 1953 is the date of her last alteration, the removal of her steam engine and the installation of her diesel engine.

Significance: Her activity in both World Wars and her survival in technological changes, from steam to diesel propulsion and from riveted to welded construction.

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