The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to announce John Lipscomb of Riverkeeper will be honored with the prestigious Roger W. Mabie award at the 2019 Pilot Gala held on Sunday, September 8 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
John Lipscomb became Riverkeeper’s boat captain in 2000. Having grown up in Irvington and Tarrytown, he learned to swim and sail in the Hudson River. In the early 1970’s, he apprenticed for “old time” WWII-era boat builders to learn wooden boat maintenance and repair at Petersen’s Boatyard in Nyack. In September of 2000, John began patrolling the Hudson for Riverkeeper aboard the “R. Ian Fletcher”, a 36-foot Chesapeake Bay style wooden vessel. He travels between New York Harbor and Troy, searching out and deterring polluters, monitoring tributaries and waterfront facilities, and taking regional decision makers and media out on the river so that “the river has a chance to advocate for itself.”
“John Lipscomb is one of the Hudson River’s strongest advocates,” says Lisa Cline, Executive Director of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. “We are so grateful for his dedication and it is our honor to celebrate his work at this year’s Pilot Gala.”
The Roger W. Mabie Award, named after founding father and former president Roger Mabie, was created to honor annually individuals who exemplify service to the Hudson Valley and its history.
To attend this fundraiser for the Hudson River Maritime Museum and to honor the important work of John Lipscomb, please RSVP at www.hrmm.org/pilot-gala.
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