The Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, New York, is examining the role of sail freight in the past and how our precarbon global economy might inform a future without fossil fuels. A New Age of Sail: The History and Future of Sail Freight on the Hudson River is on view now until the end of 2023. For more information, visit www.hrmm.org/new-age-of-sail. (left) Vessels loading coal at the docks of the Delaware and Hudson Canal, Rondout Creek, New York, 1870.
Sail freighter schooner Apollonia
new york public library
In the era of Amazon.com, when some online purchases are delivered to your doorstep in a matter of hours, some carriers are stepping back in time, hoping to do their part in reducing shipping’s carbon footprint. Check out the folks at Schooner Apollonia, who are embarking on their 2nd season hauling freight on the Hudson River between Brooklyn and the city of Hudson, New York. (www.schoonerapollonia.com)
SEA HISTORY 179, SUMMER 2022