Maritime Museum Seeks Papers for Sail Freight Conference
November event will focus on small scale inland and coastal sail freight
KINGSTON, N.Y. – Papers are being sought in advance of the Conference on Inland and Coastal Small Scale Sail Freight to be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Hudson River Maritime Museum. The event is organized by Hudson River Maritime Museum, Schooner Apollonia, and the Center For Post Carbon Logistics. Organizers are presently seeking papers on a variety of maritime topics including vessel design, crew training, and fuel calculation. For the purpose of this conference, Sail Freight is defined as "The maritime movement of cargo under primarily wind power" and small vessels include those up to 500 gross tons.
The submission deadline for papers is Thursday, March 31, 2022. The museum is seeking papers on the following topics for presentation at this conference:
1. US Coast Guard Captaincy Requirements For Sail Freight.
2. Small Vessel Selection And Design For Sail Freight.
3. Dock And Port Infrastructure For Small Sailing Cargo Vessels.
4. Sustainable First And Last Mile Transportation Options For Sail Freight.
5. Training Programs For Sail Freight Crew.
6. Overviews Of Sail Freight Support Projects In The Northeastern US.
7. Means Of Calculating Fossil Fuel Avoidance From Inland And Coastal Sail
8. Other pertinent topics for small sailing vessels employed in cargo movement
on inland and coastal waters.
Presenters will have 30 minute segments with 15 minute breaks between sessions for questions and answers, with longer segments possible by request. Those interested in presenting at this conference should send paper abstracts and their CV in .PDF format to Steven Woods, HRMM Education Coordinator, at email@example.com before 23h59 on Thursday, March 31, 2022. Participants will be informed of paper acceptance on or before Saturday, April 30, 2022.
As the conference date approaches more information, including event registration links, will be posted online at www.hrmm.org/sail-freight-conference. People who have questions can contact Steven Woods, Education Coordinator at Hudson River Maritime Museum, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Sail Freight
Sail freight is slowly making its way into discourse about climate change, sustainability, and food systems. Hudson River Maritime Museum is planning a number of events to draw attention to the future of sail freight, especially as it pertains to the Hudson Valley. An exhibit on sail freight is under development and will appear in the museum’s East Gallery, the Northeast Grain Race will take place along the East Coast in May, and HRMM will host the Conference on Inland and Coastal Small Scale Sail Freight in November.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries and related industries. In addition to extensive collections documenting maritime transportation, industry, recreation, and natural science, the museum offers classes and programs at its Wooden Boat School, Sailing and Rowing School, and aboard Solaris, the 100% solar powered tour boat and floating classroom. The museum is located along the historic Rondout waterfront in downtown Kingston. Visit www.hrmm.org for more information.
Photo from 1917 of Schooner Wyoming, the largest wooden cargo vessel ever built, which was in service from 1909-1924 moving coal.
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