This Weekend on the Hudson River
Tour the Niña and Pinta on the Newburgh Waterfront
Celebrate Hudson River Day in Kingston
CREDIT: The Columbus Foundation, British Virgin Islands
Tour aboard the Niña & Pinta 18-20 July, 9am – 6pm
Memorial Ceremony for HMS Bounty & US Coast Guard Air/Sea Rescue Demonstration 19 July, 1pm
Riverfront Marina at 40 Front Street, Newburgh, NY
Celebrate the History and Future of the Hudson at Hudson River Day, 19 July, 11am – 5pm
Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY
This weekend the Hudson River is the place to be!
Newburgh, NY: Come join us at the Newburgh Riverfront Marina on 40 Front Street and enjoy a fantastic opportunity to board and tour two famous Columbus ship replicas – the Niña and Pinta. The Niña was built completely by hand, and Archaeology magazine called her “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” The Pinta was built recently to accompany the Niña; the ships travel together as a sailing museum visiting ports all over the Western Hemisphere. See www.thenina.com for more on these stunning caravels.
While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard and self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors 60+, and $6 for students 5-16. Children 4 and under are free. The ships are open every day from 9 am – 6 pm. No reservations are necessary. Please note that the ships are not wheelchair accessible. Parking is available in the ferry parking lot at the southern end of Front Street.
On Saturday, 19 July at 1pm there will be a ceremony dedicating the memorial stone for the replica of the HMS Bounty. Commissioned by the Metro Goldwyn Mayer film studio for the 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty and later used in the 1989 filming of Treasure Island with Charlton Heston, the ship had visited the Newburgh waterfront in the past and shared a special bond with the community. HMS Bounty sank on 29 October, 2012 along with its Captain Robin Walbridge after getting caught in high seas brought on by Hurricane Sandy. HMS Bounty and Captain Walbridge were very good friends of NMHS and participated in many of our Hudson River events. They are well missed and we support this tribute from Newburgh. After the Memorial, at 2 pm the U.S. Coast Guard will demonstrate an air-sea rescue.
CREDIT: Hudson River Maritime Museum
Kingston, NY: Some 30 miles north of Newburgh, celebrate Hudson River Day on Saturday, 19 July from 11am-5pm at the Hudson River Maritime Museum at 50 Rondout Landing in Kingston. Meet NMHS Chairman Ronald Oswald and Secretary Jean Wort. Activities include steamboat rides, deck tours on the historic tug Pilot, rowing and kayaking demonstrations, boat-building and other free children’s activities, live music from local artists and local farm and food vendors. Admission to the courtyard is free and open to the public, and admission to the museum is discounted. Some activities require a fee. See www.hrmm.org for more information.