Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Last weekend was Marina Day at the 79th Street Boat Basin on the west side of Manhattan. One of the boats that was there was the sloop Clearwater, an educational vessel that goes along the Hudson River and Long Island Sound to educate people about the importance of caring for our local waterways. Here is some information about the Clearwater from their website (

Clearwater is a 106-foot wooden sailing sloop designed after 18th and 19th century Dutch sailing sloops. In 1966, folk singer and activist Pete Seeger had the vision that the public would come to care for all of our threatened waterways by learning to care for one boat and one river. He inspired a group of dedicated people who made the dream a reality. Launched in 1969, Clearwater serves as a moveable classroom, laboratory, stage, and forum.


Olivier said...

voila une bonne organisation, il faut sauver nos mers et nos rivières. Et en plus le bateau semble très beau.
a good organization veiled, it is necessary to save our seas and our rivers. And on top of that the boat seems very nice.

Blue Wave 707 said...

That's cool that the boat was preserved to teach future generations.

Dorothée said...

Bonjour Lori,
I am taking a break from the house renovation! It has been a while!

Honorable and great idea! A beautiful sail boat too. Thanks for sharing. My last post was also about boats when the "Tall ships" stopped to Boston recently. Like the Clearwater, some of them were educational vessels.
Bonne journee!