RiverFerry Sloops Chronology

1963-69

Formation of Clearwater Organization

 

1969

Launch Of Sloop Clearwater

 

1977

Wood Guthrie Launched

Sojourner in design, hull contracted in Maryland

Ferry Sloops Organized

 

1978

Mold made of Woody (for “Willit”)

FS “kit” and handbook drafts

First Annual Hudson River Revival

See Mich. BrochureFS “kit” estimated cost = $5,000 hull + $15,000 + 2 yrs volunteers

 

1978-79

Sojo Hull at Eddyville, winter work crews commute

 

1979

Ferry Sloops is incorporated

 

1980

Sojo in Yard at Yonkers

Boat vandalized

 

1981

Sojo towed to Hastings, ARCO site home

 

1982

Sojo Maiden voyage inSeptember

Sail operations based in Hastings (1982-1992)

 

1983

Volvo donated 1st engine in September

 

1984

Engine Installed

First Hudson River Festivals at Hastings

165 member

 

1985

Installation of engine completed in May

Pete donates Sojo to Ferry Sloops on March 15

Sojo measured by USCG (11.99 ton gross/ 10 ton net)

 

1988

Revival held at Vahalla

 

1989

Ferry Sloops granted Tax Exempt 4/10/89

 

1991

1st Great Race in August

 

1992 >92-94

Move to Yonkers (January) JFK Marina

Hudson River Festivals continue at Yonkers

 

1993

Boat dry until August, small boats floating

Plans made for homeport

Docks, grant $44,000

Willet>Eleanor hull taken by Riverlovers: sinks>re-floated!

 

1995

Boat Fire July 13 - Again due to Vandalism

Sept- Rebuilt at City Island

 

1996

Split locations for Sailing (Ossining, Croton…)

Search for new Homeport

 

1997

Sleepy Hollow accepts FS

Internal Split in Organization

 

1998 >98-02

Mooring in Croton secured (Pat Korn)

Sailing from Senasqua in Croton Bay through 2002

 

2002

Sojourner on the Rocks (September)

 

2003-04

Randy King generously offered Ferry Sloops the use of a 22’ Ensign, sailing out of King Marine and Senasqua.

President Dick Manley

 

2005

Purchased of a 22 foot Sloop-Rigged Catboat the Whimbrel

Launched at King Marine (October 1)

President Duke Maggiola

 

2006

Whimbrel at Senasqua Mooring

Whimbrel at Clearwater Revival

Whimbrel at Nyack Wacky Boat Race

July 30 – Rudder brackets broken by storm

Moved Whimbrel to Half Moon Bay – Slip F-25 courtesy of Roger Blaho

President Duke Maggiola

Capt. Lenny, Capt. Gerhard

 

2006-07

Whimbrel at Half Moon Bay – Slip B-6

Whimbrel at Beacon Strawberry Festival

Whimbrel at Clearwater Revival

President Duke Maggiola

Capt. Gerhard, Capt. Lenny, Capt. Gerhard

 

2007-08

Whimbrel at Half Moon Bay – Slip E-14

Whimbrel transit to Beacon Pumpkin Festival

Whimbrel last sail of Season - transit to Randy

President Duke Maggiola

Capt. Gerhard, Capt. Howard, Capt. Hugo

 

2008-09

Whimbrel at Half Moon Bay – Slip E-14

Hudson Quadricentennial Sail aboard Whimbrel

Parade of Boats – Whimbrel and the Dutch Barges

President Will Briggs

Capt. Howard, Capt. Peter

 

2009-10

Whimbrel at Croton Yacht Club – Slip A-3

President Richard Weinberg

 

2010-11

Whimbrel at Croton Yacht Club – Slip A-3

President Chris Grieco

 

2011-12

Whimbrel at Croton Yacht Club – Slip A-3

President Chris Grieco

 

2012-13

Whimbrel at Croton Yacht Club – Slip A-3

President Chris Grieco

 

2013-14

Whimbrel at Shattemuc Yacht Club - Slip on south dock

Ossining Pride program

President Chris Grieco

 

2014-15

Whimbrel at Shattemuc Yacht Club - Slip on south dock

President Chris Grieco

 

2015-16

Whimbrel at Shattemuc Yacht Club - Slip on south dock

President Chris Grieco

 

Ferry Sloops, Inc.

Sailing from Shattemuc Yacht Club

46 Westerly Road, Ossining, NY 10562

info@ferrysloops.org

 

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