|Sketch of Hawk; created by long-time HRIYC sailor Reid Bielenberg.|
Years later, as president, FDR planned a museum to house his papers and artifacts from his years as president. In 1941, he donated his ice yacht Hawk to the National Archives for exhibition in his newly constructed Presidential Library. Hawk was displayed until 1995, at which time it was moved from public view. As part of preparation for this Sunday's opening of an Iceboat exhibit at the museum, the boat was taken out of storage today and moved to the Henry Wallace Visitor and Education Center for display. Under guidance of the National Park Service and members of the HRIYC, Hawk will be on view for just the second time in almost 20 years. If you are in the neighborhood, join us Sunday, December 21 in Hyde Park for this event. Five antique stern steerers (along with a DN and an Arrow) will be rigged up outside the FDR Library, while Hawk will be inside the Wallace Visitors Center.
|FDRs Hawk is loaded onto official HRIYC transport truck...|
|Hawk leaves its climate-controlled top secret storage location in Hyde Park, NY.|
|As if we are on the ice with the boats....plenty of standing around and talking....|
|One of America's National treasures about to pull out into Friday afternoon traffic on Route 9. |
The most dangerous part of the 1 mile journey...
(did i mention Friday afternoon traffic??)