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Hudson River Ice Yachts Cometh & Are Here

  |   December 22, 2014  |  Comment

Whiff-near-Athens-2001400x3Sailing on the ice has been a winter tradition in the Hudson Valley since the 1800’s.  Until the invention of the automobile, ice yachts were the fastest vehicles on earth and attracted many rich and famous sailors…..including the Roosevelts.

And thanks  to the Hudson River Ice Yacht Club,  which is celebrating its 130th anniversary, you are invited to come aboard and experience this way of travel through pictures and video displays at the FDR Presidential Library & Museum Lawn.

This indoor / outdoor display of classic ice yachts runs from Dec 21, 2014 – Jan 3, 2015, including FDR’s ice yacht “Hawk” and examples of other historic and modern ice yachts from the Hudson River Ice Yacht Club.

Yacht Club members will be on hand throughout the week to talk about their boats, their sport, and the history of ice yachting on the Hudson.

Followers of the Hyde Park Community Photography Workshop series are especially encouraged to take advantage of this great photo opportunity. There is much more information and news about the many ice yachts at www.nps.gov/hofr

  • Location: Home of FDR and FDR Presidential Library & Museum Lawn
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Fee Information: Free

Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared on the National Parks’ FDR Presidential Library & Museum site.



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