Yesterday, the Hudson Sloop Club marked the end of its summer camp program by launching the boats they'd built on Hudson River. Gossips arrived at riverfront park too late to see the boats set off for Middle Ground Flats but was there to see them return, some in tow, some being paddled on their own. Among them were the ingeniously designed bicycle boat,
the swift and beautiful paper boat,
the reed boat, made from plentiful phragmites,
and the party boat, kept afloat by platoons made with about 500 empty plastic bottles.
Congratulations to the Hudson Sloop Club and all the talented young boat builders!
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