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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The traditional tugboat roundup is underway in the Capital Region. People came out to see the boats parade along the Hudson River as they make their way to Waterford.
The roundup is in its eighteenth year and these tugboats will meet up with dozens of others, including workboats and barges.
Organizers say the boats will offer rides and tours to the public throughout the weekend, once they dock along the Waterford Canal.
Waterford is the entrance to more than 520 miles of the State's Canal System.
Last year, the parade was cancelled because of Tropical Storms Irene and Lee and residents in the area say they're excited the tradition is back.
"We come out to see the tugboats. We took a tour on a tugboat. It was a lot of fun and we just wanted to see them all float by. There's so many different sizes and colors and we just thought we'd like that," Carrin Thal said.
Other entertainment, including at least nine musical performances, are set for the weekend in Waterford. A fireworks show will be held Saturday night.