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Joe (SoCal)
09-09-2007, 02:42 PM
Sailing Tidbit up to the little stony point HOOT to watch Pete Seager play. I hope I don't miss him, he just came on and I'm about half way there. I'm going to anchor just off the beach. Check out pcnr.com and search hoot to read more about it.

ahp
09-09-2007, 04:30 PM
I met Pete Seager many years ago in Norwalk Connecticut. He was cruising around with the Hudson River Sloop, "Clearwater". Is it still around?

Joe (SoCal)
09-09-2007, 06:23 PM
I met Pete Seager many years ago in Norwalk Connecticut. He was cruising around with the Hudson River Sloop, "Clearwater". Is it still around?

Oh yea Tess and I sailed around it the other day ;)

Joe (SoCal)
09-09-2007, 08:23 PM
Some photos

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/IMG_0723.jpg

Little Stony Point just off the starboard bow.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/IMG_0726.jpg

The River Rose Paddle Boat on the port side

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/IMG_0728.jpg

Kids jumping off the rocks on Little Stony Point

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/IMG_0730.jpg

Tidbit anchored off the beach.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/IMG_0731.jpg

Ahh the hoot must be near ;)

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/IMG_0732.jpg

Some dress rehearsals ;)

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/IMG_0733.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/IMG_0734.jpg

Good time was had by all and I met Phil and we went for a little sail after. Twas a nice day all around.

The Bigfella
09-09-2007, 09:13 PM
Great photos Joe. Not exactly a huge crowd at that gig.

How do the locals feel about the paddle-wheeler? We had one on Sydney Harbour for years and it was hated - no local connection to that style of vessel around here, although wheelers were big on some of our inland rivers in the early days.

Joe (SoCal)
09-09-2007, 09:29 PM
Great photos Joe. Not exactly a huge crowd at that gig.

How do the locals feel about the paddle-wheeler? We had one on Sydney Harbour for years and it was hated - no local connection to that style of vessel around here, although wheelers were big on some of our inland rivers in the early days.

Yea the acts drew different crowds went on all day its a very low key event but its a home town bunch so its fun. Pete lives just up the mountain. I just missed him.

As for the River Rose she's just a booze cruse. Some connection since Fulton ran a paddel wheeler up this way.

but yea she looks more Missisippi than Hudson ;)

http://shipwiki.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/clermont.jpg


Clermont covered the 150 miles between New York and Albany in thirty two hours, and Fulton had the pleasure of passing many sailboats that were tacking back and forth against the prevailing headwind. The return voyage took thirty hours. Shortly after, the Clermont was equipped with berths, and began running regular service between New York and Albany. The fare for the trip was the same as that of sailboats - three dollars - but the trip took on the average thirty six hours instead of the forty eight to fifty of the sailboats. And the Clermont was not affected by shifts in the wind, so it provided a more reliable service. It was soon packed on every voyage.

During the following winter, the Clermont was made larger, and renamed the North River. Fulton was inundated with requests, and in the next eight years, ten steam powered boats of his design appeared on the Hudson, Long Island Sound, and the Potomac. Fulton also built ferry boats to cross the Hudson and East Rivers. Not one to be left out after success was so obvious, John Stevens copied Fulton's ideas and began making his own steam boats.

elf
09-10-2007, 07:19 AM
Jeez. With that few people why do they need all that electronics...

Michael s/v Sannyasin
09-10-2007, 11:34 AM
Fulton stole his designs from Samuel Morey, from Vermont, even though Morey had several patents. Fulton was just a better business man :-)