The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to announce a new partnership with the sail freight Schooner Apollonia

The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to announce a new partnership with the sail freight Schooner Apollonia to offer a series of classes designed to offer students the opportunity to create and restore parts of a working sailing vessel. The Museum will be offering three classes as part of this series: Wooden Block & Mast Hoop Build, Wood Finishes: Varnish & Oil, and Ropework: Splicing, Whipping, and Making Grommets.

The crew of the Schooner Apollonia have been working over the past three years to transform the steel-hulled sailboat into the region’s largest carbon-neutral merchant vessel. Powered by the wind and vegetable oil, the Apollonia will sustainably transport goods and cargoes up and down the Hudson River, inspiring a new generation of carbon-neutral commerce in the Hudson Valley and beyond.

Visitors are welcome to watch the work and learn more about the boat. Those interested in learning about traditional vessel rigging and how to repair and maintain their own vessels are invited to register for any of the three courses offered this spring.

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