BEACON, NY — Every spring, summer, and fall, the 106-foot sloop Clearwater hosts public sails on the Hudson River, between Albany and New York City. That tradition continued with a two-hour “meditative journey” from Beacon on Saturday, July 13. In addition to hoisting the mainsail and observing a moment of silence, passengers and crew participated in meditation led by Jennifer Llewellyn, the chief wellness officer of Majestic Hudson, a lifestyle boutique in Katonah, NY. The next sail with Llewellyn aboard the Clearwater will be Sunday, Aug. 4, at 5 p.m., also from Beacon. 2019 marks a half century since the launch of the Clearwater and a century since the birth of Pete Seeger, who had the idea to build a boat as a way to build public support for protecting the Hudson.
Tim Lamorte is an award-winning journalist who has spent more than two decades documenting life along the Hudson River.