Sloop Clearwater Public Sails Canceled and Re-launch Ceremony Postponed

All Public Sails scheduled for July 2nd and July 4th, 2016 have been canceled.

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has postponed Clearwater’s re-launch ceremony, which was scheduled for July 4th at 5:30 PM at Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie. “The sloop is back in the water and safely afloat with the midships section of the hull completely restored. While the sloop is in great shape, it has taken us longer than expected to go through our project checklist, which must be completed before we can schedule a required inspection with the US Coast Guard. As a result, we’ve had to temporarily delay our sailing season until we take care of these important details” said, Dave Conover, Interim Executive Director at Clearwater.

“The Clearwater crew is working very hard to get the boat ready for sailing with passengers. We’re disappointed that we won’t be ready to sail with everyone during the week of July 4th, but look forward to sailing on the river with groups very soon” said, Captain Aleythea Dolstad.

The re-launch ceremony will be rescheduled for a later date to be announced.

This winter’s restoration of the ship’s hull, which cost Clearwater $850,000.00 has been the largest restoration to date.

During the sailing season Clearwater serves the Hudson River with unique education programs where the focus is experiential. Students come aboard and learn about Hudson River ecology, history and navigation.

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