Join the National Maritime Historical Society, City of Peekskill, and Age of Sail Maritime Alliance at Peekskill’s Riverfront Green Park for an enjoyable and educational program on the 18th century maritime history of the Hudson River Valley. This multifaceted program features presenters in period costume who will discuss how longboats were used by privateers during the Revolutionary War to raid British vessels on the Hudson River. Featuring historical longboat replicas, and canon and musket firing.
Peekskill Boatworks will present 2 skiffs, a completed boat and a vessel under construction, and share information about the program, started in 2009 and sponsored by the City of Peekskill Youth Bureau.
David Allen from SUNY Maritime College at Fort Schuyler will speak on the legendary Captain Kidd and his rumored cache of treasure, purportedly located across the river at Dunderberg Mountain. Rounding out the program, Roger Sparling of the Peekskill Museum will be on hand with his Historic Hudson Valley exhibition.
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