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waterways reskilling

Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2013/11/23

Waterways reskilling! Tomorrow, Saturday, at SUNY New Paltz.

You can read about the origins of Transition here. Tomorrow’s agenda:

A Transition Reskilling turns back the clock to reclaim technologies that have immediate relevance  and are key to the carbon neutral future of the Mid-Atlantic region: 1) Sail-freight, which is resurging as people build and rebuild wooden ships for the transport of goods along coastal and inland waters of the Hudson Valley, 2) Small and micro-scale, direct hydropower generation3) Port & dock restoration, design and management,  4) Future fisheries,  5) Boat-building and waterwheel restoration. 

piers94to88

Piers 88, 90, 92 and 94: Passenger Ship Terminal, deliveries of all food stuffs, wines and beers from upriver can be unloaded directly onto cruise ships; please do not attempt to unload during bunkering.
Pier 84: due to National Security Concerns, there will be no docking near the aircraft carrier permitted; no exceptions, TWIC cards or no. Do not leave your compost here.

Pier 66: beer and wine go here! Recharge your phones at the waterwheel.

piers66to40

Pier 59, 60, 61: Chelsea Piers, please deliver all cargo for the harbor passenger vessels by the carousel on pier 62. For the private yachts, please arrange transfers near the golf club at pier 59. Brewery pick also at 59.

Pier 57: Marine Aviation Terminal. Please mind the fish and bivalve remediation sites (where the old pilings are) and boat launch.

Pier 40: sports field, grain mill and trapeze school. Bring your grains to be ground by the community mill. More wooden boat launches. Compost here.

Pier 25, 26: kayaks, historic ships, giant yokohama collection, dog park, restaurant.

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  1. lngcoldfacts said, on 2013/11/23 at 09:45

    Recharge your phone at the water wheel! I love that image, it makes my phone (which happens to be waterproof) seem much cooler. I have to get there to do that! I’m still a carbon-footprint fool, but I’d feel better every time I used the phone.

    Seriously, that’s an amazing list and sweet pictures – I won’t really be able to come, being stuck down here in Maryland, but wish I could. Is there a way to support this from a distance?

    Thanks, Christina, for so wonderfully highlighting this event and its sensibility.

  2. Richard Hudson said, on 2013/11/24 at 02:01

    Nice to see the list of places that sail-freight can be unloaded. And the drawings!

  3. mageb said, on 2013/11/24 at 12:58

    Simply a delightful world you show us.

  4. mageb said, on 2013/11/28 at 11:35

    Happy Holiday dear you.


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