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.
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 final spars, the two masts!
If you'd like to make a contribution of any size, and help get us underway, we'd sure appreciate it.
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