BRINGING SAIL FREIGHT BACK TO THE HUDSON RIVER
THE APOLLONIA IS THE HUDSON VALLEY’S LARGEST CARBON-NEUTRAL MERCHANT VESSEL. POWERED BY WIND AND USED VEGETABLE OIL, THE APOLLONIA WILL TRANSPORT HER CARGO SUSTAINABLY. 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. OUR GOAL IS IN SIGHT, PLEASE JOIN US ON THE ADVENTURE.
Help Support sail freight and sponsor a block
We've handcrafted 35 blocks and 5 spars and are looking for people to sponsor them. Please consider supporting sail freight by sponsoring a block, boom or gaff. All proceeds go to building our running rigging- the final step before hoisting the sails!
Join us at the Hudson, NY waterfront on September 12th & 19th to watch a movie from the lawn. Films will vary, and always fun. Bring a blanket to sit on, something to stay warm as the sun goes down, and a snack.
7-10pm Thursday September 12th & 19th
Hudson, NY Riverfront
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