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.
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 (http://www.clearwater.org/):