Maritime Museum to Host Vets-on-Water
Veterans’ Kayaking Group Arrives in Kingston Tuesday, September 15, 2020
KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to host kayaking veterans from the Vets-on-Water program of the Hudson Valley Center for Veteran Reintegration. The veterans group will be arriving in Kingston by water on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
The museum’s 100% solar-powered boat Solaris will meet the vets at the Rondout Lighthouse and escort them into Rondout Creek and back to the museum around noon on Tuesday.
Three veterans in handmade wooden kayaks started their journey on September 5 at Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondacks. They are kayaking the entire length of the Hudson River, ending at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.
The goal of the journey is twofold. First, to raise awareness of veterans issues, including the battle against Veteran/active duty suicide, and homelessness. Second, to raise funds for the Hudson Valley Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVCVR). Located in Kingston, NY, HVCVR works with veterans through programs including the Wooden Boat Shop and woodworking, financial readiness, writing programs, wilderness retreats, and peer-to-peer support.
The Vets-on-Water program will also be stopping in the following cities:
You can follow their journey, including updates with photos, videos, and livestreams, via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HVCVR
For more information about the Hudson Valley Center for Veteran Reintegration and to donate to support the center, visit their website at www.hvcvr.org.
About the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Located along the historic Rondout Creek in downtown Kingston, N.Y., the Hudson River Maritime Museum is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries. HRMM opened the Wooden Boat School in 2016 and the Sailing & Rowing School in 2017.
KINGSTON, NY – The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to host the Canadian brigantine St. Lawrence from Thursday, September 7 through Sunday, September 10, 2017.
Built in 1953 in Kingston, Ontario specifically to teach traditional sailing to youths from around the Canadian Maritimes and New England, the Sail Training Vessel (STV) St. Lawrence is 60 feet in length (72’ with the bowsprit), has a steel hull, and can accommodate 25 crew. She offers week-long summer sailing programs for youths aged 13-18 out of her home port of Kingston, Ontario. Students on these immersive sailing weeks hone their teamwork and sailing skills away from technology and distractions. Programs emphasize personal development, teamwork, and the discipline needed to run a tall ship on the open ocean.
St. Lawrence is visiting the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, New York to down-rig her mast in preparation for traveling through the Erie and Oswego Canals. Her New York journey will end in Oswego, NY on Lake Ontario where she will re-rig to continue sailing. She will also be doing programs with the H. Lee White Maritime Museum in Oswego at that time.
St. Lawrence will be available for deck tours on Thursday, September 7 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Deck tours are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Crew will also be available throughout their stay to talk about the St. Lawrence, its educational programs, and the process of de-rigging. For safety reasons, visitors will not be allowed on deck after Thursday morning.
St. Lawrence will be arriving late Wednesday evening and departing early Monday morning.
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
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