In 1966, folk music legend and environmental activist Pete Seeger, in despair over the pollution of his beloved Hudson River, announced plans to "build a boat to save the river." At the time, the Hudson was rank with raw sewage, toxic chemicals and oil pollution; fish had disappeared over many miles of its length. Seeger believed a majestic replica of the sloops that sailed the Hudson in the 18th and 19th centuries would bring people to the river, where they could experience its beauty and be moved to preserve it.
Mr. Seeger was right, and now the majestic 106-foot sloop Clearwater, which was launched in 1969, continues to fulfill its mission and Pete Seeger's vision, by bringing Bronx residents back to their Hudson Riverfront!
Clearwater, "America's Environmental Flagship," was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004 for its role in the environmental movement, and is among the first vessels in the U.S. to conduct science-based environmental education aboard a sailing ship, creating the template for environmental education programs around the world. In the years since its launch, Clearwater has traveled to towns and cities along the Hudson, New York Harbor, and Long Island Sound.
Children 9 and under: $10.00
Available Spaces: 45 for each sail