The SS Columbia Project
Time & Location
About the Event
The Spring Lecture Series continues with a presentation featuring "The SS Columbia Project" on May 1 at 7:30pm in the clubhouse at Shattemuc Yacht Club.
SS Columbia Project's Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, Bob Elliott, will discuss the restoration and operation of America's oldest surviving passenger steamer, the National Landmark Vessel "SS Columbia".
The operating Columbia will restore an historic transportation link between New York City and the Hudson River Valley by carrying students and tourists up the Hudson River on day trips, allowing them to enjoy the cultural, natural, and historically important resources of the region.
Imagine what it will be like to journey on the restored 1902 passenger steamer SS Columbia as she steams north from New York City into the majestic Hudson Valley. People sun themselves on folding wooden chairs, excited by the life around them; they stroll along the decks and stop to watch the steam engine – all power and motion; feel your pace change as you become absorbed in the passing landscape.
Now imagine Columbia dockside as the premier event space on the New York waterfront, with her three decks and unique open air ballroom easily hosting performances or parties for 1000 guests or more.
Admission is FREE and open to the public.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Robert W. Elliott
Co-Chairman and President
Mr. Elliott has served as Deputy Secretary of State for New York, Mayor of Croton-on-Hudson, Chairman of Historic River Towns of Westchester, Chairman of the Hudson River Foundation, President of the New York Conference of Mayors, and Executive Director of the New York Planning Federation.
Come with a dish to share at 6:30PM and enjoy a potluck dinner or arrive a little before 7:30PM for the presentation.
Hosted by Shattemuc Yacht Club
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