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.
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