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Hudson River Maritime Museum 2019 Pilot Gala

September 8, 2019: 4:00PM to 8:00PM
Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401
To Attend:

Capt. John Lipscomb, on patrol in the Gowanus Canal.

As part of its 2019 Pilot Gala, the Hudson River Maritime Museum will honor John Lipscomb, Riverkeeper Patrol Boat Captain and Vice President of Advocacy, with the annual Roger W. Mabie Award. The award is named after the museum’s founder and former president Roger Mabie, recognizing individuals who exemplify service to the Hudson
Valley and its history.

Enjoy cocktails along the historic Rondout Waterfront and an elegant buffet at sunset. Live and silent auctions benefit the museum’s education programs.

John Lipscomb became Riverkeeper’s boat captain in 2000. Having grown up in Irvington and Tarrytown, he learned to swim and sail in the Hudson River. In the early 1970’s, he apprenticed for “old time” WWII-era boat builders to learn wooden boat maintenance and repair at Petersen’s Boatyard in Nyack. In September of 2000, John began patrolling the Hudson for Riverkeeper aboard the “R. Ian Fletcher”, a 36-foot Chesapeake Bay style wooden vessel. He travels between New York Harbor and Troy, and on the Mohawk River, searching out and deterring polluters, monitoring tributaries and waterfront facilities, and taking regional decision makers and media out on the river so that “the river has a chance to advocate for itself.”

Keep the Hudson River flowing!
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