Clearwater. Photo by Peretz Partensky (CC 2.0)

 

The sloop Clearwater is almost ready to return to the Hudson. After spending the winter having much of her hull restored, stripped, and spiffed up, the iconic sloop will travel by barge to Albany once hull work is completed.

Clearwater on the Hudson. Photo by Anthony Pepitone (CC 3.0)

 

Clearwater News Release: The sloop will be lowered into the river to allow the new planks to swell for approximately a week. The swollen oak planks make the sloop buoyant and ready for her first transit back to the Kingston Home Port to begin uprigging. “If all goes smoothly, we should be sailing by the end of June.” said, Captain Aleythea Dolstad.

Read more from the Clearwater News Release here…

 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

 

 

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