|At least nine old stern steerers grace the frozen Shrewsbury River off of Red Bank NJ, Saturday.|
Looks to be little wind, hope the afternoon picks up!
Impressive display of Stern Steerers on Jersey ice!
Photo credit Robert Wills
|Rocket, sailing on home ice at Red Bank.|
|Rocket, with Jack Frost beyond, pushes off on the Shrewsbury River.|
|Grey'd out snow ice; Looking east toward Hyde Park Landing from West Park. |
Archie Roger's boathouse was just south (to the right) of this location.
|That ice looks intriguing!|
|Off Hyde Park Landing, circa 1939.|
(Allons, Kris, Sweet Marie, Hawk L-R)
|Snowed in at Orange Lake. Plenty of ice with a thick layer of slush, topped with a layer of snow. |
Boats were re-blocked up on saw horses or wood blocks.
|A light snow began this morning, adding, eventually, another 1-2 inches on the surface of the ice.|
|Cyclone, ready to go, on the trailer. |
Looking out from the garage,
in the middle of the 11" storm of Feb. 2nd.
|Aft end of the cockpit. with too much snow just outside the garage...|
|Just south of Mid Hudson Bridge Feb. 6, -3F;|
smooth ice across the Hudson at Poughkeepsie.
|Looking West at Highland, 2/6/15. |
That's Black Ice off of the East Shore in Poughkeepsie.
|South toward Trap Rock 2/6/15. Got me thinking.. |
When was the last time this section of the river was sailed??
see next picture....
|Kaal Rock, Poughkeepsie. Feb. 14, 1887|
Eskimo approaches the stake in the race for the Ice Yacht Challenge Pennant of America.
Note windward runner is in a slight hike. How close are those spectators actually??
Archie Rogers, sailing Jack Frost for the HRIYC, won this race for the Challenge Pennant. Eskimo, built by Jacob Buckhout for Phillips Phoenix, of Tuxedo Lake, came in seventh. She sailed for the Poughkeepsie Ice Yacht Club. Eskimo is likely the boat referenced in this NYT article of 1886.
|Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge - Walkway Over the Hudson. |
Valentine's day picture of Eskimo, above, was shot just south of here
along the eastern shore.
River ice is locked in shore to shore here.
|Walkway Over the Hudson, 2/6/15 Ice solid across to the channel.|
|Mid Hudson bridge to the south, Walkway Bridge to the north.|
|Looking south, from Marist College waterfront.|
|Lots of ice, drifted snow on top.|
|Panorama looking west to Highland from Marist College in Poughkeepsie; 2/6/15.|
|Sunset on the Hudson River at Barrytown.|
Vixen facing south toward Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge.
|The original sign of the OLIYC that hung at the old clubhouse.|
|Vintage megaphone from the club.|
|Rocket, rigged and sailing for the second season since it was rebuilt.|
|The two largest traditionally rigged Ice Yachts in the world - Rocket (1888) & Jack Frost (1893)|
|Ice Queen and Ariel in a tandem hike on Great South Bay a few years back.|
Recently re-discovered this great shot by HRIYC sailor Glen Burger.
|Chris Vargo (R) & the late John Rose (L) ready to push off in the |
Arrow fleet race at Red Bank in 1999. A pair of these 2 seater fiberglass bow steerers
are sailing on the river at Barrytown now.
|Rocket, off Germantown, 1999, i think. It had certainly been re-rigged as marconi. |
She blew out (tore up) her sail on her next journey down river that winter.
|Dashaway is of the old side railer design. She is currently undergoing restoration.|
|Bowsprit with nameplate.|