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Saturday @ Sea

The Clearwater Sloop is a replica of 18th & 19th century ships that sailed the Hudson River.  Launched in part by Pete Seeger back in the 60s, the sloop has provided maritime education and advocacy for about four decades now, and is coming to Brooklyn on Saturday.

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From Brooklynometry:

Schedule of Events
3 – 6pm: Sloop Clearwater sails from Manhattan to Brooklyn (spots on the sail are still available; see below).
5 – 6pm: Start your evening with a family-friendly rendezvous aboard the Historic Waterfront Museum, a beautifully restored showboat barge and floating classroom. Catch great views of the historic tall ship Clearwater as she returns to the Brooklyn waterfront. Snacks, music and fun provided.
6 – 7:30pm: Welcome the sloop to the dock, then hop aboard for a tour of the deck and meet n’ mingle with the Captain and crew!
8 – 10pm: Head around the corner with the crew to Sunny’s Bar, a Red Hook mainstay for sailors for over 100 years. A suggested donation of $5 – $10 gets you great music, refreshments, and a warm mug of mulled cider. Sunny’s weekly bluegrass jam follows close behind, so be sure and bring an instrument along!

If the weather cooperates (and even if it doesn’t), you can’t get better views than aboard the Waterfront Museum, and I’m sure the Sharps family has some good times in store.

The Sloop is on facebook (of course), or you can get more info by emailing volcoord@clearwater.org or capt@clearwater.org.

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Destination: Red Hook

I couldn’t resist.  clearwater-sloop

It appears that  pretty soon the Waterfront Museum won’t be the only boat making a home in the water behind Fairway (don’t worry, Sharps, your boat still has about 40 years on the new kid).  From GreenBeat Brooklyn:

From July 30 to Aug. 2, the Clearwater (a 108-foot wooden replica of an 18th- and 19th-century traditional cargo vessel) will be docked near the Fairway Cafe in Red Hook, said Captain Heyman. Normally, the ship’s stay at any given dock would be two to five days, but in this case, “there is the possibility that it could be extended,” she said.

This particular dock is owned by Tom Fox, the president of New York Water Taxi. Heyman is grateful to him, as well as property owner Greg O’Connell, for their generous support.

She explained that the Brooklyn location for the Clearwater is ideal for many reasons. It has “the best fishing in the Hudson River estuary,” and is wide open enough for the wake from other boats “not to get too vicious.”