RIVER DAY SCHEDULE UPDATE 5/30/09
JUNE 5 (Friday)-evening River Day “launch” celebration in New York Harbor.
“Harbor Night" with the Blessing of the Fleet, the awarding of the “Medal of Discovery”, and festivities at Battery Park.
6pm-Ship assembly in front of Liberty Island and muster for photo op in the harbor against the
Manhattan skyline.6:30pm Blessing of the Fleet at Battery Park with Governor Paterson and special guests.
JUNE 6 (Saturday)-early morning with 7:15am pick-up of dignitaries and press at various overnight docking locations and Circle Line at
Parade by Harlem, Cloisters,
Yonkers, and Hudson River Museum Arrival in Tarrytown
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome antique plane fly-overs (www.oldrhinebeck.org). Overnight for flagships-Onrust and Woody at Nyack Boat Club, all others in vicinity of
JUNE 7 (Sunday)-departure at 8am.
Arrival in Haverstraw, Croton and
Parade by Stony Point,
Peekskill, and other communities.
West Pointto 16 cannon salute.
Arrival and cannon welcome in Newburgh/Beacon around 6pm.
Newburghhosting music, Dutch singers and festivities (http://cityofnewburgh-ny.gov/HFC/NewburghBay.htm).
Long Dock Beacon-Scenic Hudson hosting Welcome the Fleet Festival (www.scenichudson.org) with music and cuisine. Beacon Sloop Club and City of
Beaconhosting music and festivities.
Overnight for flagships-
JUNE 8 (Monday)-flagships stay in Beacon/Newburgh for educational programs all day.
Jet fly-overs, West Point Band and other festivities.
JUNE 9 (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 (www.Dutchess400.com) 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,
JUNE 10 (Wednesday)-flagships remain in
Arrival and cannon welcome (6:30pm) in
Overnight for ships at the
JUNE 11 (Thursday)-remain in
Parade by Saugerties Light House (around noon) for school groups.
Arrival and cannon welcome in Catskill/Hudson/Athens by 6pm with Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome antique plane fly-overs. Catskill hosting celebration, fireworks, barbeque and reception.
Hudson Harbor Cruise having narrated dinner cruise (call 518-828-7884).
Overnight for flagships-Half Moon in Catskill,
JUNE 12 (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-
JUNE 13 (Saturday)-depart Castleton at 11am. Parade by
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 (http://nysparks.state.ny.us/sites/info.asp?siteID=7) sponsored Dutch exhibits and cuisine, Blessing of the Fleet at Albany Yacht Club with local clergy including Dutch Reform minister. Keith Pray Big Band will be perform, BBQ style foods, and tours of the Clearwater Sloop all at the
River Day Underway and Docking Schedule (if no dock is indicated, none are needed as of 5/30/09)
River Day Underway and Docking Schedule
(if no dock is indicated, none are needed as of 5/30/09)
*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 5, 6:30PM, Battery Park, “Harbor Night” and Blessing of the Fleet
(Launch celebration for River Day)
Half Moon-anchored @Bay Ridge Flats
John J Harvey Fireboat-Pier 66
Governor Cleveland Tug-Pier 66
Launch 5-North Cove
Sandy HookPilot Station
June 6, 9AM-4PM, NYC to Tappan area (total 7 hours underway)
*8:15AM meet-up at KV Buoy
Half Moon-Piermont Pier
Mystic Whaler-Tarrytown Boat Club
*for configuration insert the Shearwater,
Onrust-Nyack Boat Club
Woody Guthrie-Nyack Boat Club
John J Harvey Fireboat
Riverkeeper-Peterson’s dock, Nyack
*for configuration-insert the Circle Line Cruiser, Water Taxi, Discover Boating
Launch 5-Hudson Harbor
*The following boats will return to NYC and do not need overnight or docking accommodations.
Circle Line Cruiser
June 7, 8AM to 11AM and 2PM to 6PM, Tappan Area to Newburgh/Beacon with midday stop in Haverstraw, Croton, and
Ossining(total 7 hours underway)
*Midday Stop-Half Moon will lay hull near Croton Point; 3 masted ships in the Haverstraw Basin; Naval Militia, Harvey, Cleveland and Launch 5 in Ossining. *underway at 2PM sharp!
Half Moon-Town Pier,
Clearwater-Beacon Ferry Dock (N)
Mystic Whaler-Beacon Ferry Dock (S)
Woody Guthrie-Beacon Sloop Club
John J Harvey Fireboat-MTA Dock
Governor Cleveland Tug-Front Street
Launch 5-Beacon Point
Riverkeeper –Peterson’s dock, Nyack
*WestPoint cruisers (2)
June 8, no travel-most boats open for visitors and viewing in Beacon/Newburgh docking areas.
June 9, 4PM to 7PM
Half Moon-Mariner’s Harbor-to be confirmed/tentative (T)
Mystic Whaler-Poughkeepsie Pier,
Woody Guthrie-Roger’s Point,
Governor Cleveland Tug-same as above
Naval Militia- Pirate Canoe Club
Launch 5-Pirate Canoe Club
June 10, 4PM to 7PM,
Half Moon-Hudson River Maritime Museum dock
Clearwater-same as above
Onrust-same as above
Governor Cleveland Tug-same as above
Naval Militia-USCG Station, Saugerties
Launch 5- Historic Kingston Waterfront Museum dock
June 11, 11AM to 5PM,
Kingstonto Catskill/Athens/Hudson (total 6 hours underway)
Half Moon-Historic Catskill Point
John J Harvey Fireboat- Historic Kingston Waterfront Museum dock
Naval Militia-Athens Marina (T)
June 12, 12 to 4PM, Catskill/Athens/Hudson to Castleton (total 4 hours underway)
Half Moon-Coeymans Marine Terminal
Clearwater–Castleton Boat Club
Onrust-Coeymans Marine Terminal
John J Harvey-Coeymans Marine Terminal
Governor Cleveland Tug-Coeymans Marine Terminal
Naval Militia-Castleton Boat Club
Launch 5-Castleton Boat Club
Riverkeeper-Castleton Boat Club
June 13, 11AM to 12:30PM, Castleton to
Rensselaer(total 1.5 hours underway)
Onrust-Albany Yacht Club
Governor Cleveland Tug-TBA
Launch 5-same as above