And the sun setting on the Hudson
Clearwater was founded by Pete Seeger, legendary musician, singer, songwriter, folklorist, activist, environmentalist, and peace advocate, and one of the most influential people of the twentieth century. In 1966, in despair over the pollution of his beloved Hudson River, Seeger 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, along with many other concerned individuals, 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. Inspired by that vision, the organization began with the launch of the sloop Clearwater in 1969 —a majestic 106-foot long replica vessel. [source]
June 29th, 2018
2 thoughts on “The Clearwater”
Nice B&W images. We had seen the Clearwater several times back 15 or 20 years ago in our boating days on the Hudson near Croton Point and Bear Mountain. M 🙂
LikeLiked by 1 person
Thank you M! It was a nice surprise for us, in an otherwise familiar walk on Riverside Park, alongside the Hudson.