A year ago, Gossips told the story of the Apollonia and followed its journey by water from Buzzards Bay to the Hudson River.
The plan is to transform the Apollonia into the Hudson Valley region's largest carbon-neutral merchant vessel. The Apollonia website describes the goal: "Powered by wind and used vegetable oil, the Apollonia will transport her cargo to and from New York City sustainably. This is not a living-history project trying to make the past 'come alive.' Instead, we are part of a growing sail-freight movement committed to proving cargo vessels are not only still relevant, but are in fact intelligent solutions. Our goal is in sight, so join us on the adventure."
This afternoon, the Apollonia is docked at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, and from 2 until 6 p.m., everyone is invited to come down to the river to see the boat, meet the crew, check out the progress made in the past year, and learn about the plans for the next season. The sail plan will be on display, and food and drink will be on offer.
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