Monday, April 29, 2013

What a Concept!

A reader told Gossips about the Vermont Sail Freight Project, described as "a sail-powered food trading adventure connecting the farms and forests of Lake Champlain with the Lower Hudson Valley." Wouldn't it be grand if the produce of Columbia County farms could go down to their markets in New York City on sailing ships embarking from a dock here in Hudson?


  1. Wow! What a splendid idea. Does anyone know how long it would take to sail from Hudson to NYC?

  2. In most cases overnignt. With the help of the Hudson wizards of waterfront, might take years...

  3. I asked a boater and he said the trip from Hudson-NYC is about two days, gotta travel the with tides.

  4. Apparently it depends on what type or style of boat is being considered.

    Large powerful vessels, like The Day -Lliner or Night-Liner plowed through the tides, while smaller boats are affected by the strong tides.

  5. Joe Gallo is correct.
    Unfortunately the years will turn into decades, then the farmers will state why bother, it's just not worth all the hassle.
    But then again with all the hot air in & around Hudson, it may take only minutes.
    As the song goes, "the answer is blowing in the wind"
    Forgive me for being negative.

  6. So the waterfront would then be put to commercial use?

  7. Spirit of Hudson, Lighthouse Cruises and the Athens ferry, are all commercial. All three (together) don't match the river miles promoted by NDTBA Inc, the stewards of inner city access.