Friday, June 12, 2009

Flotilla schedule

Here is the latest River Day flotilla and land events schedule, from the state Quad commission. The state River Day Web site also carries updates.

(Friday)-remain in Catskill/Hudson/Athens area for school groups until noon.
Arrival and cannon welcome in Castleton at 4 pm for special final night dinner, Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome antique plane fly-overs and fireworks sponsored by Coeymans Marine Terminal.
Overnight for flagships-Clearwater, Launch 5 and Naval Militia at Castleton Boat Club, Half Moon, Harvey, and Cleveland, at Coeymans Marine Terminal/Brick Yard. Onrust will visit both locations.

JUNE 13 (Saturday)-depart Castleton at 11am. Parade by Schodack Park ( and Town of Bethlehem.
Arrival at 12:30 for Final Cannon Welcome and day-long celebrations
including Yankee Doodle Band at the Albany Yacht Club, Crailo State
Historic Site (
sponsored Dutch exhibits and cuisine, Blessing of the Fleet at Albany
Yacht Club with local clergy including Dutch Reform minister and Native
American representative. Keith Pray Big Band will perform, BBQ style
foods, and tours of the Clearwater Sloop all at the Riverfront Park in
Rensselaer. The Half Moon will be in Albany, and Onrust in Rensselaer.

River Day Underway and Docking Schedule

(if no dock is indicated, none are needed as of 6/5/09)

*Ships listed in configuration order-Captains to follow ship listed
before your listing.
*Distance between ships will be 100 yards.
*Flotilla speed is 5 knots. If a ship must fall behind for any reason,
the flotilla will remain at 5 knots.

June 12, 12 to 4PM, Catskill/Athens/Hudson to Castleton (total 4 hours
Half Moon-Coeymans Marine Terminal
Clearwater -Castleton Boat Club
Onrust-Castleton Boat Club after visiting Coeymans Marine Terminal
John J Harvey-Coeymans Marine Terminal
Governor Cleveland Tug-Coeymans Marine Terminal
Naval Militia-Castleton Boat Club
Riverkeeper-Castleton Boat Club
Launch 5-Castleton Boat Club

June 13, 11AM to 12:30PM, Castleton to Rensselaer (total 1.5 hours
Half Moon-Albany
Clearwater-Rensselaer Park
Onrust-Albany Yacht Club
John J Harvey-Dutch Apple Cruises dock
Governor Cleveland Tug-Dutch Apple Cruises dock
Naval Militia-Albany Yacht Club
Riverkeeper-Rensselaer Park

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