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Wooden Ice Yachts on the Hudson River

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by rangerkevin, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. rangerkevin

    rangerkevin LOVES Wooden Canoes

    O.k. not a wooden canoe, but for the first time in my life I had the chance to walk on the frozen Hudson River in NY this past weekend and witness something from the turn of the century. A fleet of boats from the Hudson River Ice Yacht Club (www.hriyc.org) sailing on the Hudson River the way they did some 100 years ago. These craft were owned by numerous river families including the Roosevelts and Rogers. It was tremendous for a wooden boat guy to see some of these woonderful "boats" sailing on the hard water. I'm sure you soft water folks can appreciate the history of these fine looking craft. These devoted folks are not unlike us! ;)
     

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  2. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    Those are great pictures. Would you be willing to share your high res images?
    If yes I will PM you my mail address.
     
  3. OP
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    rangerkevin

    rangerkevin LOVES Wooden Canoes

    The photos were all off my phone (which has high mp) I will be happy to forward all the photos I took (about 20) if you pm your e-mail address.
     
  4. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Way cool, and wish I could have been there. Living vicariously:

    [video=youtube;pRU1o54A_Uo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRU1o54A_Uo[/video]

    [video=youtube;dzf-jeKhk4Q]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzf-jeKhk4Q[/video]

    [video=youtube;0oLcnLEh0_Q]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oLcnLEh0_Q[/video]
     

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