Solaris Programming Starts
KINGSTON, N.Y. - The Hudson River Maritime Museum is happy to announce the 2022 opening of Solaris tours. These programs are conducted aboard our 100% Solar-powered vessel Solaris from the Museum and Rhinecliff docks from Thursday to Sunday, starting Memorial Day Weekend. Tours of the Rondout Lighthouse, cruises on the Rondout Creek, and programs on Wrecked and Abandoned vessels in the area will be offered regularly, alongside guest presentations of “Indigenous Life” by Justin Wexler, “Children's and Adults Storytelling” by Karen Pillsworth, and sunset cruises. Live Music Cruises will be available on Thursday nights, and Sunday afternoons will feature tours from our new remote dock in Rhinecliff. Plan to visit us this summer! See Solarboattours.org for more information.
Solaris is a 100% solar-powered vessel built by the Hudson River Maritime Museum. It does not require fossil fuels to operate. Designed by marine architect Dave Gerr from a concept developed by David Borton, owner of Sustainable Energy, our tour boat is commercial in design, meeting all U.S. Coast Guard regulations for commercial passenger-carrying vessels. She can travel up to 50 miles at night without the use of her solar panels. Even on cloudy days, the solar panels are so efficient that they continue to power the batteries. Solaris is used for educational programs, public tours, and private charters and events. With near-silent running, low wake, and no engine fumes, Solaris makes the ideal "floating classroom" for children and the general public alike.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries and related communities. 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 its floating classroom, Solaris. The museum is located along the historic Rondout waterfront in downtown Kingston.
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
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