Young Men at the Helm: Clearwater The Sloop
Aboard the Sloop Clearwater, students were invited for an overnight trip. Along with about 15 other high school students, Bryan and myself were sailing around the Upper Hudson River. Instead of only sailing and practicing seamanship skills, we were taught about the history of the Hudson. Students learned the status of pollution levels, water quality, and certain species that live in the river. We sang along to sea shanties, raised sails, shared meals, played games on shore, camped, spoke about the future and even the past. One significant part of the trip was the taking of student's phones and witnessing how well we socialized and became one family. This three day trip is one experience I will never forget.