The Beacon Sloop Club
Protecting the Hudson through
environmental advocacy.
Come Sailing
Farewell Pete Seeger: It is with our deepest sympathy and respect that we say farewell to Pete Seeger. In lieu of flowers the Seeger family requests that donations be made to the peace, environmental or social justice organization of your choice. 

The sloop Woody Guthrie is now at it's winter home at Whites Marina in New Hamburg. We would like to thank all those who helped out this sailing season. See you next Spring.

BSC Sail Class: Learn the basics of sailing in a classroom situation and potentially become a member of the crew on the "Woody Guthrie", historic wooden replica of a gaff-rigged Hudson River Sloop, to get your hands-on experience. Class meets once a week on Wednesday evenings, beginning April 16th and finishing on June 4th. Classes run from 7 - 9 PM and the cost is $50. We furnish a textbook for you to keep.
Location: Classes will be held at the Beacon Sloop Club, a wooden shingled building at the river's edge across from the Beacon train station.
For more information and to reserve a space, contact Jim Birmingham @ 845-497-3658 or email

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The Beacon Sloop Club's pride & joy is the "WOODY GUTHRIE" , a wooden replica of a Hudson River Ferry Sloop. These boats, styled after Dutch designs, plied the Hudson throughout the 18th & 19th centuries.

Launched in 1978, her purpose is to promote the beauty and wonder of the Hudson River by offering free sails to the public and sail training to volunteers. Only by experiencing the power, serenity and sheer glory of this American treasure will we as a people be inspired to cherish and protect it, and thereby ourselves.