In the 1960′s, when the Hudson River was more polluted with toxins and sewage, Seeger opined that building a replica of an 18th-19th century sloop would draw people to the river and be moved to preserve it.
Pete’s efforts to clean up the Hudson River lead to him holding a series of concerts to raise funds to “build a boat to save the river”.
Thus the annual musical and environmental festival was founded. Officially known as Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, the two-day event this year in Croton-on-Hudson will celebrate the couples legacy.
Some of this years performers include Lucinda Williams, Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright. All proceeds benefit the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater – to continue Pete and Toshi’s legacy to protect the river and its adjacent waterways and wetlands.
Purchase tickets at ClearwaterFestival.org
by Mai Armstrong for Working Harbor Committee