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Docking of Schooner Apollonia at South Street Seaport Museum

Docking of Schooner Apollonia

South Street Seaport Museum announces docking of the schooner Apollonia at Pier 16 (Fulton and South Streets) in Manhattan to unload cargo from upstate. The Apollonia is the Hudson Valley's carbon-neutral, wind-powered merchant vessel that harkens back to earlier times, sailing on an ecologically conscious supply chain. Goods such as New York State cider, maple products, wool, and other sustainable products can be ordered for pickup at the Fulton Stall Market. Items can be pre-ordered at schoonerapollonia.com/down-river-partnersthrough October 16. This is the final delivery for the 2021 season. For centuries, schooners carrying goods down the Hudson River from upstate docked at South Street Seaport, to distribute their cargo to local markets or to transfer their cargo onto ocean-bound ships to more distant destinations. This trade, and the industries it supported, from banking to warehousing to printing, helped make New York City into a global commercial and then cultural capital. Apollonia is a 64-foot steel-hulled schooner built in Baltimore, MD in 1946. She's designed to move efficiently through the water, powered by a traditional gaff-rig sail plan designed by naval architect J Murray Watts. With a 15' beam and rugged steel construction, she's a stout work boat capable of carrying 20,000 pounds of cargo. Being a schooner, the crew requirements are smaller, and the variety of sails provide flexibility for different conditions encountered on the river. 

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