boat barn frame by frame progress
  • Welcome!

    Welcome to the official site of the Kingston Home Port and Education Center, a joint project between the Hudson River Maritime Museum (HRMM) and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. to construct a multi-purpose building to serve as the winter home port for the sloop Clearwater and as educational and programming space for HRMM.
boat barn frame by frame progress

Barn Raising this Saturday, September 15th, 2012!

The time has finally come! After months of hard work, the first beams of the boat barn will be going up this Saturday! The Timber Framers Guild has already begun on fitting together the pieces of the roof frame (see: Building Progress for updated photos and videos). Work this Saturday will start as early as … Continue reading

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River Day In Review

Thanks to everyone who made Hudson River Day a wonderful event! We could not have done it without joint efforts between Clearwater and HRMM staff, not to mention our numerous volunteers! Check out these excellent articles and videos about the day: Breaking barn: Pete Seeger helps sloop, museum celebrate – Kingston Times, July 26, 2012 Kingston Hosts … Continue reading

HRMM Board Member Russell Lange does the honors for the UNofficial groundbreaking in preparation for construction in late June, 2012. Photo by Ron Searl.

Hudson River Day and Groundbreaking Ceremony July 21st

Join us for the official groundbreaking ceremony at the HRMM, held in conjunction with Hudson River Day, July 21st, 2012. Enjoy live music, free public deck tours of historic vessels, children’s activities, food and vendors, a photo booth, and much more! Admission to the museum grounds, music, deck tours, and children’s activities are free. Visiting … Continue reading

Historic Barn Construction with Jim Kricker

Master carpenter and restoration woodworker Jim Kricker of Rondout Woodworking, Inc. will be involved in the construction of the “boat barn.” Jim has also done restoration work for the Clearwater and designed and framed the supports for HRMM’s Mathilda. For a look at the kinds of woodworking we’re talking about, check out this video of Jim restoring a … Continue reading

Photo by Ron Searl.

Vision

Kingston Home Port and Education Center Almost two years ago, The Hudson River Maritime Museum (HRMM) and The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. began having discussions regarding a collaboration between the two organizations that would ultimately impact the Kingston waterfront in a very positive way. It was almost as simple as: “We have a boat … Continue reading

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