Explore the Hudson Valley

Experience The Hudson Valley

Clearwater Announces Family Open Boat Days 2012

  |   January 10, 2012  |  Comment

The public is invited to join the sloop Clearwater in Saugerties for a winter tradition

The public is invited to join Clearwater, America’s environmental flagship, for Family Open Boat Days on Sunday, January 15, 2:00-6:00 PM; Saturday, February 18, 5:00 – 9:00 PM; and Saturday, March 24, 5:00 – 9:00 PM, at Lynch’s Marina in Saugerties, NY.

As Clearwater enters her winter maintenance season, the community is invited to get involved and enjoy good food, music and company. Friends and families can come tour the sloop Clearwater in her winter port, meet the crew, learn about woodworking projects and repairs to the sloop, and cozy up in the shop for refreshments, stories and live music. Clearwater’s own Power of Song Apprentice group will kick off the festivities on January 15 with music. Attendees are invited to bring an instrument and join the jam session, or a favorite dish to share at the potluck.

What: Sloop Clearwater Open Boat Family Days with boat tours, music, refreshments, fun and festivities.

When: Sunday, January 15, 2:00 – 6:00 PM

Saturday, February 18, 5:00 -9:00 PM

Saturday, March 24, 5:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: Lynch’s Marina, 2 Ferry Street, Saugerties, NY, 12477

Open Boat Family Days are free and open to the public; a $10 donation is suggested. RSVPs are appreciated, but not necessary. Please contact Linda Richards at [email protected], or 845-265-8080, ext.7105.
About Clearwater

Clearwater’s mission is to preserve and protect the Hudson River, its tributaries and related bodies of water. Clearwater conducts innovative environmental programs, advocacy and celebrations in order to inspire and energize the next generation of environmental leaders. Clearwater’s concerts, sloop education programs and environmental advocacy programs have inspired, educated and activated millions of people for over 40 years. Founded in 1969 by music legend and environmental activist Pete Seeger, the organization began with the launch of sloop Clearwater—a majestic replica of the sloops that sailed the Hudson in the 18th and 19th centuries. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 106-foot-long tall ship is among the first vessels in the U.S. to conduct science-based environmental education aboard a sailing ship, creating the template by which environmental education programs are conducted around the world today. Since the launch of Clearwater, America’s Environmental Flagship, more than half a million young people and hundreds of thousands of adults have experienced their first real look at an estuary’s ecosystem aboard the sloop.

Join the Discussion