5. Wooden Boat School
Despite shutting down in the middle of classes due to the pandemic, HRMM's Wooden Boat School implemented COVID safety protocols and reopened in August to sold-out classes.
Classes were so popular, we had to add extra sessions and we have a waiting list for more. We're excited to continue our great offerings in 2021!
4. Sailing School & Conference
Delayed due to shut down, HRMM's Sailing School implemented COVID safety protocols for sold out individual classes. Of particular importance were the reduced-size COVID-safer youth sailing classes, where kids and teens got to learn to sail on the water in a safe and supportive way.
The Sailing School also shifted the 4th Annual Riverport Women's Sailing Conference to all-virtual, hosting over 120 attendees from all over the world.
3. Solaris Tours
The shutdown came in mid-March, just as we were gearing up to put Solaris, HRMM's 100% solar-powered tour boat, in the water. But tours were one of the first programs to return in July, with new COVID safety protocols in place. We put together a slate of new cruises and tours and in just 4 short months we served hundreds of visitors, 10-12 people at a time.
2. RiverWise Voyages
In the midst of a scary pandemic and shutdown, HRMM planned two educational voyages covering the whole Hudson River from Albany to NY Harbor. With our partners aboard Schooner Apollonia, we shared hundreds of social media posts and videos, with more documentary films to come.
1. History Blog
In the first weeks of the shutdown, HRMM took our History Blog from once-a-month to 7-days-a-week posting. We continue to provide engaging articles, both old and new, including the Muddy Paddle series and weekly Hudson Riverscape Photo Contest, to a new generation of readers.
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries.
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