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Clearwater Sunset Cruise: I’ll Drink To That!

It’s not *exactly* A Pirate’s Life — but there’s sure to be wine, women and song when the schooner Mystic Whaler sails on Sat June 9 from 5-8p for a unique Clearwater sunset sail event. You can even raise a glass to the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater with Tuthilltown Spirits’ “Hudson Whiskey” and hear distiller and partner Ralph Erenzo tell tales of distilling Hudson Whiskey’s Local Spirits.

Passengers will also enjoy joining in to sing chanteys with the crew. Singing chanteys has been a common maritime tradition among sailors while they are working. Whether they were hauling on a line, or working up in the rigging, these songs helped sailors to work together and keep rhythm in completing a task. Some whiskey-themed chanteys include Whiskey-o, Johnny-o; Whiskey For My Johnny; Liverpool Judies; Old Dun Cow; Johnny Jump-Up; Drink to the Laddies; and. Shove Around the Jug.

The sail will depart from and return to the Cold Spring, NY waterfront. Tickets are $50 for adults and $35 for Clearwater members.

For more information about Clearwater Public Sail Adventures, contact Catherine Stankowski, Sail Program Manager, 845 265-8080, ext 7107,

Tickets may also be purchased on the Clearwater website at sailing/public-sail-schedule. Please note: this sail is not recommended for younger children.

For over 40 years, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has been at the forefront of the environmental movement as champion of the Hudson River, working to pass landmark legislation like the Clean Water Act, providing innovative educational programs, environmental advocacy, and musical celebrations, including the renowned annual Clearwater Festival, to inspire, educate, and activate millions of people.  Founded by music legend and environmental activist Pete Seeger,

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