South Street Seaport Museum announces docking of the schooner Apollonia on September 25, 2021 from 9:15am to 11am at Pier 16 (Fulton and South Streets) in Manhattan to unload cargo from upstate. The Apollonia is the Hudson Valley's carbon-neutral, wind-powered merchant vessel that harkens back to earlier times, sailing on an ecologically conscious supply chain. Goods such as New York State cider, maple products, wool, and other sustainable products can be ordered for pickup at the Fulton Stall Market. Items can be pre-ordered at schoonerapollonia.com/down-river-partnersthrough September 16. The Apollonia will also dock and have products available for pick up and purchase at the Fulton Stall Market on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Orders must be placed by October 21, 2021 for pick up on this date.
For centuries, schooners carrying goods down the Hudson River from upstate docked at South Street Seaport, to distribute their cargo to local markets or to transfer their cargo onto ocean-bound ships to more distant destinations. This trade, and the industries it supported, from banking to warehousing to printing, helped make New York City into a global commercial and then cultural capital.
"Against the winds of instantaneous everything, a sailboat crew tries to forge a carbon-neutral supply chain between the Hudson Valley and New York City." – The New York Times
Apollonia is a 64-foot steel-hulled schooner built in Baltimore, MD in 1946. She's designed to move efficiently through the water, powered by a traditional gaff-rig sail plan designed by naval architect J Murray Watts. With a 15' beam and rugged steel construction, she's a stout work boat capable of carrying 20,000 pounds of cargo. Being a schooner, the crew requirements are smaller, and the variety of sails provide flexibility for different conditions encountered on the river.
About the South Street Seaport Museum
The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, the Museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of "Where New York Begins." www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org
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