Bringing Sail Freight back to the Hudson River
WE'RE WORKING TO TRANSFORM THE APOLLONIA INTO THE HUDSON VALLEY REGION’S LARGEST CARBON-NEUTRAL MERCHANT VESSEL. 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 STILL RELEVANT, INTELLIGENT SOLUTIONS. OUR GOAL IS IN SIGHT, please JOIN US ON THE ADVENTURE.
PROJECTS IN PROGRESS
Most forms of transportation work against natural forces, using engines and machinery to overcome inertia, friction, and gravity, excluding the influence of the elements as much as possible. Moving in a sailboat depends on your harmony with the forces of nature; you're not overcoming the forces of nature, but moving with them.
- Jan Adkins The Craft of Sailing