Monday, June 8, 2009

Latest 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.

JUNE 8 (Monday)-flagships stay in Beacon/Newburgh for educational programs all day.
Jet fly-overs, West Point Band and other festivities.

(Tuesday)-flagships stay in Beacon/Newburgh for educational programs all day.
Depart Beacon/Newburgh at 4 pm.
Arrival and cannon welcome (6pm) in Poughkeepsie area ( for festivities including ribbon cutting, music, Quadricentennial Show-Cake created by the Culinary Institute of America, and Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome antique plane fly-overs.
Overnight for flagships-Poughkeepsie area, Rogers Point, and boat clubs.

(Wednesday)-flagships remain in Poughkeepsie all day for educational activities.
Depart Poughkeepsie at 4pm sharp.
Parade by Hyde Park State Historic Sites.
Arrival and cannon welcome (6:30pm) in Kingston for celebration at the
Hudson River Maritime Museum (, and Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome antique plane fly-overs.
Overnight for ships at the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Historic Waterfront Museum docks.

(Thursday)-remain in Kingston for school groups from 8 to 11am.
Parade by Saugerties Light House (around noon) for school groups.
Parade by Clermont State Historic Site.
Arrival and cannon welcome in Catskill/Hudson/Athens by 6pm with Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome antique plane fly-overs. Catskill hosting celebration, barbeque and reception. Hudson hosting river-ribbon-cutting, music, and festivities. Athens hosting riverfront park party. Hudson-Athens Lighthouse hosting party (
Hudson Harbor Cruise featuring narrated dinner cruise (call 518-828-7884).
Overnight for flagships-Half Moon in Catskill, Clearwater in Hudson, and Onrust in Athens.

(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 8, no travel-most boats open for visitors and viewing in
Beacon/Newburgh docking areas.

June 9, 4PM to 7PM Newburgh to Poughkeepsie (total 3 hours underway)
Half Moon-Mariner's Harbor-to be confirmed/tentative (T)
Clearwater-Poughkeepsie Pier, Waryus Park
Mystic Whaler-Poughkeepsie Pier, Waryus Park
Onrust-Roger's Point, Hyde Park
Woody Guthrie-Roger's Point, Hyde Park
John J Harvey Fireboat- Hudson River Maritime Museum
Governor Cleveland Tug-same as above
Naval Militia- Pirate Canoe Club
Riverkeeper-Poughkeepsie Pier, Waryus Park
Launch 5-Pirate Canoe Club

June 10, 4PM to 7PM, Poughkeepsie to Kingston (total 3 hours underway)
Half Moon-Hudson River Maritime Museum dock
Clearwater-same as above
Onrust-same as above
John J Harvey Fireboat-Historic Kingston Waterfront Museum dock
Governor Cleveland Tug-same as above
Naval Militia-USCG Station, Saugerties
Riverkeeper-Hudson River Maritime Museum dock
Launch 5- Historic Kingston Waterfront Museum dock

June 11, 11AM to 5PM, Kingston to Catskill/Athens/Hudson (total 6 hours
Half Moon-Historic Catskill Point
Clearwater-Hudson City Marina
Onrust-Athens Marina
John J Harvey Fireboat- KOSCO, Catskill
Governor Cleveland Tug-Hudson City Dock
Naval Militia-Athens Marina (T)
Riverkeeper-Catskill Marina
Launch 5-Catskill City Dock

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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