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Sometimes passing is just passing, like when Wye River heads out as


its sibling arrives, but which . . . given those siblings are as numerous as the sources of the Chesapeake.


“And not alone are they, not strangers in the day . . .”   Oh, that’s inspiration coming from one of my favorite Phil Ochs’ songs.


“In the stream cold and blue, barge double skin, named  number five oh two.    But the tug, I ask her for her name. . . .”


“Stern answers with no shame and . . . wheels away do spin . . .”   Oops . . . thanks Phil, but inspiration lost for now.  And what rhymes with Magothy?


See this link for Thoma-Sea Boatbuilders, who delivered Magothy to Vane in September 2008, and Wye River in June 2008.

All fotos here by Will Van Dorp.

Second call for help on Onrust:

Volunteers needed!!

We are planning on launching the Onrust ship on May 20th and are looking to schedule more volunteer help to assist in the construction of the ship especially in the next three weeks and were wondering if you and anyone you know would be able to participate? We need help to finish mechanical and electrical installations (engine room), carpentry work on and below deck, with moving of the wood piles around in the yard (with and without tractor), cutting small trees, with finishing touches on the outside of hull (caulking, painting).

We work SEVEN DAYS A WEEK from 9 am to 5 pm.
The ship is located near the Mohawk River at:

Mabee Farm Historic Site
1080 Main Street (Route 5S)
Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150

(From Schenectady Exit 1A on I-890 puts you on Route 5S, go 2,7 miles,
sign for farm is on right hand side)

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Looking forward to hearing from you, Greta

Greta Wagle
Onrust Project Director
C 518 -248 -1395
W 518- 439-2096
Fax 518 -439-4052

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