NYC’S Maritime History (Walking Tour)

Thursday 06 October 2022, 03:00pm - 05:00pm

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This is an encore AIMU event that has been enjoy by AIMU members 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 New York tour guide, Justin Rivers. The maritime history tailored tour will begin at 3pm 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 shore line through the stories of infamous sea captains Adrian Block and William Kidd. 
  • 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.
  • Visiting South Street Seaport where we will enjoy a narrated history as we walk around the Seaport for an unparalleled view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline and Justin will share the history of the 1885 historic ship Wavertree.

NYC walkign tour

The tour will end at 5pm 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


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