Maritime Museum Hosts 1903 Raceabout Sloop Eleanor
Virtual lecture and dockside programs open to public
KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to host two programs with the 1903 Raceabout Sloop Eleanor this summer. On Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration & Sailing Society president Chris Hoppe will give a virtual lecture, “A History and the Restoration of the Raceabout Sloop Eleanor,” as part of the Follow the River Lecture Series, sponsored by Rondout Savings Bank.
This virtual lecture will cover the story of Eleanor’s construction, life afloat, and restoration. Built in 1903 at City Island, New York for racing on the Long Island Sound, the historic raceabout sloop Eleanor was designed by naval architect Clinton H. Crane. Her sleek and low-riding hull design allows her to come about in less than her own length. After nearly a decade of painstaking restoration work, Eleanor was launched from her warehouse in Hudson, NY back into the Hudson River in June of 2020. Owned, restored, and operated by the Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration and Sailing Society Inc., Eleanor is sailing again.
Tickets for this virtual lecture, held via Zoom, are $5 for the general public and free for Hudson River Maritime Museum members. Those interested in attending can view upcoming lectures and register at www.hrmm.org/lecture-series.
Then, on Saturday and Sunday, July 10-11, 2021, the sloop Eleanor will be at the Hudson River Maritime Museum docks. Members of the general public are invited to visit the sloop and learn more about the Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration & Sailing Society. This program is free and open to the public, but donations to support the ongoing maintenance of the Eleanor are encouraged. Eleanor can be visited by the public on Saturday, July 10, 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and on Sunday, July 11, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
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