Checking the shrouds and running gear

Contributed photoBecca Buckler, Reef Point Rigging, rigger for the Hudson River HIstoric Boat Restoration & Sailing Society is seen at the top of the mast of Sailboat Eleanor checking the shrouds and running gear to assure all are in correct position for smooth sailing on June 25 at Mike’s Riverview Marina, Catskill. After 19 years on land, Eleanor was launched on June 26. The traditional sails for the 1903 historic vessel are being sewn by Bierg Sails in Pennsylvania. The sails are expected to be complete by the second week in July. Eleanor will be docked at Hop O Nose Marina’s Catskill Marina in Catskill this summer. To join the Hudson River HIstoric Boat Restoration & Sailing Society, visit www.hudsonriverhistoricboat.org.

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