Lecture: A History and the Restoration of the Raceabout Sloop "Eleanor"
"A History and the Restoration of the Raceabout Sloop Eleanor"
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Virtual via Zoom
$5/household | HRMM members FREE
Built in 1903 at City Island, New York for racing on the Long Island Sound, the historic raceabout sloop Eleanor was designed by naval architect Clinton H. Crane. Her sleek and low-riding hull design allows her to come about in less than her own length. After nearly a decade of painstaking restoration work, Eleanor was launched from her warehouse in Hudson, NY back into the Hudson River in June of 2020. Owned, restored, and operated by the Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration and Sailing Society Inc, Eleanor is sailing again. This virtual lecture by HRHBRSS President Chris Hoppe will cover the story of her construction, life afloat, and restoration.
Chris Hoppe grew up in Ulster Park, New York and first learned to sail in his teens on a friend's Sunfish on the Hudson River out of Port Ewen, New York and has been drawn to canoeing, kayaking, and sailing ever since. He has kayaked the Hudson River from Troy to the Statue of Liberty. Chris Hoppe is a self-employed structural engineer living in Philmont, New York with his wife and an ever-changing number of his four children.
The Eleanor will be at the Hudson River Maritime Museum docks and open for visits on Saturday & Sunday, July 10-11, 2021.
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