On Wednesday, August 14, the crew of the Apollonia is inviting all who are interested to see the progress that has been made since in 2015, when the 68-foot steel sailboat built in Baltimore in 1948 was sailed from Buzzards Bay to Hudson by Sam Merrett and group of friends and fellow visionaries. The event, which begins at 4 p.m. and continues until dark, is described as "a casual get together where we'll talk shop, cargo, and share in the excitement for what we see as a bright future for our region and beyond."
The Apollonia is the Hudson Valley's largest carbon-neutral merchant vessel. Powered by wind and used vegetable oil, the Apollonia will transport cargo sustainably. As the Apollonia website declares, "This is not a living history project trying to make the past 'come alive.' We are part of a growing sail freight movement committed to relevant, intelligent solutions." Come down to the riverfront on Wednesday to learn more.
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