- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) - The sailing ship the late folk singer Pete Seeger helped launch nearly 50 years ago to save the Hudson River is undergoing the third and final phase of an $850,000 overhaul.

The sloop Clearwater was placed on a barge at Albany this week and hauled 50 miles south to its home port of Kingston, where shipbuilders will replace sections of the hull.

Clearwater’s co-captain Annika Savio told The Poughkeepsie Journal (https://pojonews.co/1WELvfn ) the 106-foot-long vessel will remain on the barge while the restoration work is completed over several months.

The Clearwater was built and launched in Maine in 1969. It’s a replica of the cargo vessels that sailed the Hudson River three centuries ago. It has served as a floating environmental conservation classroom and advocacy platform for the Hudson Valley.

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Information from: Poughkeepsie Journal, https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com

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