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Free Waterfront Program

On Sunday, September 6, Schooner Apollonia and Sloop Clearwater host a free community event at the Hudson Waterfront. From 1 PM to 5 PM, The Clearwater offers on-shore, hands-on participatory activities. These cover topics including the aquatic life and history of the Hudson River. Also, The Clearwater will offer deck tours

Join The Apollonia for sailing trips at 2 PM, 3 PM, or 4 PM. Participants will watch the crew raise sails, shut down the engine, and navigate by sail past the Hudson Athens Lighthouse. These trips are designed to be a safe introduction to boating on the Hudson River. Also, they will give everyone the experience of leaving and arriving in their home port from the water.

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Launched in 1969 by legendary folk singer and activist Pete Seeger, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has long been part of the environmental movement as champions of the Hudson River. To date, more than half a million people have experienced their first real look at an estuary’s ecosystem aboard the sloop Clearwater.

The Apollonia was recently recognized by Scenic Hudson for its environmental mission.

All activities will follow physical distance and safety guidelines and are free of charge.