|The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater|
Thursday, July 5, 2012
CP-POW: Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
On a pre-sundown stroll in Red Hook last night, Maura and I came across a gathering of people waiting to board the Clearwater sloop, built over 40 years ago by Pete Seeger and friends to raise awareness for the remediation and preservation of the then-heavily-contaminated Hudson River. Since then, the Clearwater has become a symbol of and resource for research and education, tirelessly sailing up and down the river, and stopping for a festival every now and then. Late to the party as usual, we missed out on a great chance to take a ride to the west side to watch the fireworks from the river. Maybe next year!