NYC’S Maritime History Walking Tour

Friday 06 October 2023, 11:00am - 01:00pm

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This is an encore AIMU event that has been organized by AIMU and enjoyed by many in the industry in prior years. Seasoned New Yorkers and students of maritime history learned many new facts and places on this tour hosted by AIMU!

Enhance your professional development by gaining a better understanding of the maritime history in downtown NYC. Join us for a 2-hour walking tour in downtown New York led by Untapped Cities tour guide, Justin Rivers. The maritime history tailored tour will begin at 11AM at 25 Broadway (The Cunard Building) awash in things marine: starfish, seahorses, shells, sirens, an albatross, and the vessels of Columbus and others. The grandly presented theme underscores the power and reach of the Cunard Line when its new headquarters opened in 1919. It was a time when New York City also exercised great power and reach. The metropolis had become the largest city and busiest port in the world. Further highlights of the tour include:

- Exploring the early Dutch era shoreline through the stories of infamous sea captains Adrian Block and William Kidd.
- A look inside the Fulton Center transit hub (Fulton Street and Broadway) where turn-of-the-century terra cotta mosaics of NYC's maritime history will be unearthed and discussed
- Walking the less-charted trail along the historic east side slips including Old Slip and Coenties
- Stopping at other related sites including the Merchant Marine, Seaman’s Church, 17 Battery Park, The Cunard Building, the Alexander Hamilton Custom's House, and a stop at the stunning Merchant Marine Memorial by the historic Pier A building.

Tour guide will share the history of South Street Seaport Museum, area around the Seaport and stop for unparalleled views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline and share the history of the 1885 Wavertree and more!

The tour will end at 1pm in the vicinity of the South Street Seaport and will reveal the nautical past of the city through visits to historic sites and stories of famous seafarers Attendees are welcome to continue to network and socialize, on their own, after the tour.

Details: Limited to first 40 attendees. All attendees will receive a wireless audio device to ensure you don’t miss comments of the tour guide! This is a 2-hour walking tour. Dress appropriately and be sure you are up to a 2-hour walk.

Justin Rivers, Untapped Cities Tour Guide

Attendance Type: In person only

Refund requests will be honored if received at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled start date. All refunds will be subject to a processing fee of 4%.

Location 25 Broadway (The Cunard Building)

Contact Elvira Rodin at or 212-233-0550