Wood Finishes: Varnish & Oil
May
19
to May 20

Wood Finishes: Varnish & Oil

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This special workshop is offered in conjunction with the sail freight schooner Apollonia, which will be at the museum's docks undergoing restoration work for several weeks in May, 2018.

his course will discuss the various techniques of wood finishing and will include hands-on experience with varnishing spars for the Apollonia using traditional schooner varnish, as well as finishing wood blocks by boiling them in linseed oil and oiling mast hoops with rosewood oil. 

Students who register for this course AND the Ropework course offered the same weekend will receive a discount. Contact education@hrmm.org for more information.

INSTRUCTOR: Brian Donahoe.

DATES: Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20, 2018
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM both days

PRICE: $190 for HRMM members (Household level & above), $225 for non-members.

LOCATION: Riverport Wooden Boat School workshop
86 Rondout Landing
ingston, NY 12401

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Splicing, Whipping, and Making Grommets
May
19
to May 20

Splicing, Whipping, and Making Grommets

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This special workshop is offered in conjunction with the sail freight schooner Apollonia, which will be at the museum's docks undergoing restoration work for several weeks in May, 2018.

Students will work with experienced sailor and knot enthusiast Christin Ripley to learn how to make eye splices for halyards and sheets, how to lay a grommet for rope strop blocks, and how to make proper whippings and seizings, including contrasting whipping to mark lines. All student-made products will be used on board the Apollonia

INSTRUCTOR: Christin Ripley

DATES: Saturday & Sunday May 19 & 20, 2018
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM each day

PRICE: $190 for HRMM members (Household level & above), $225 for non-members.
Students who take this AND the Varnishing course on the same weekend will receive a discount. Contact education@hrmm.org for more information.

LOCATION: Riverport Wooden Boat School
86 Rondout Landing
ingston, NY 12401

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Wooden Block & Mast Hoop Build Workshop
May
12
to May 13

Wooden Block & Mast Hoop Build Workshop

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This special workshop is offered in conjunction with the sail freight schooner Apollonia, which will be at the museum's docks undergoing restoration work for several weeks in May, 2018.

Students will work with two lead instructors and three assistant instructors to shape and construct rope-stropped blocks and wooden mast hoops for the Apollonia. Each day the students will be broken into small groups - half to work on blocks and half to work on mast hoops - and will rotate through stations. Block building will involve mortising out slots and drilling a hole into a square block, shaping, and finally gouging out a recess for the rope strop. Mast hoop construction will involve scarfing out thin strips of wood, steaming them, and forming around a mast jig. 

DATES: Saturday & Sunday May 12 & 13, 2018
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily

PRICE: $275 for HRMM members (Household level & above), $325 for non-members. 

LOCATION: Riverport Wooden Boat School workshop
86 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401

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Hope On The Hudson
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Hope On The Hudson

Join us as we come together to recognize and celebrate positive efforts to preserve the Hudson River and this beautiful region where we make our home.

Join the conversation. Meet organizations and people committed to protecting the environment in the Hudson River Valley. Individuals from organizations including RiverkeeperCatskill MountainkeeperSchooner ApolloniaThe Columbia Land Conservancy , the SS Columbia Project and Clearwater will be in attendance to explain their work and answer questions.

Watch a special preview screening of two new films from Ocean’s 8 Films’‘s Hudson River Stories web series. With all films directed by filmmaker Jon Bowermaster, the series reports on a handful of serious and growing threats to the river.

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Talk with SS Columbia
Oct
15
3:00 AM03:00

Talk with SS Columbia

The Hudson river is the original highway of our region. The towns and cities along the river have waterfronts that were designed as public marketplaces to ship and receive goods. There was a time when hundreds of sail boats moved everything from food to people to building materials up and down the Hudson. Honoring this tradition and responding to modern environmental challenges a new sail freight movement is being born. Join the crew of the Schooner Apollonia for a presentation about their work to bring this elegant carbon neutral mode of transportation back to our region. 

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Brooklyn Fundraiser Dinner
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Brooklyn Fundraiser Dinner

Join the crew for an evening of delicious food, conversation, and demonstration as we work together to bring Sail Freight back to the Hudson River.  Agger fish Corp. and Achilles Heel team up to host an event to help fund the construction of the sailing rig for the Schooner Apollonia, the region's largest carbon neutral merchant vessel.   It's the last bit of restoration to go before our launch! Let's celebrate!

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Community Info Event
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Community Info Event

On September 21st the crew of the Apollonia will be hosting a FREE community gathering at the Basilica in Hudson, NY. We'll be presenting our vision for how the Apollonia will bring about positive change to the Hudson River, and reaching out to our community, as well as potential partners. Food generously provided by Little Deb's! Please come and share you ideas and learn about ours!

RSVP HERE

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