A trip to the Brooklyn Navy Yard to learn about transporting cargo via a historic trading route on a sailboat!

On October 2012, aspiring sail cargo innovator Erik Andrus, a farmer in Ferrisburgh, Vermont partnered with the Willowell Foundation, a non-profit based in nearby Monkton, and took on an educational and environmental  mission on a sail-powered trading venture.  The venture was called The Vermont Sail Freight Project!  A year later, October 2013, ALLMSES had an opportunity to visit the crew of the sailboat, Ceres, when they made a stop at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Students learned about transporting cargo/food via sailboat, powered by just the wind!  We sampled locally grown apples, tackled how to tie a bowline knot, and even gained some basic knowledge of sailing. Thank you for letting us visit and for sharing your story.  Good luck on your journey ahead!

“We’re bringing a historic trading route back from the ashes, with the help of an all volunteer crew of students, farmers, and community members. We’re doing it to honor history. We’re doing it to honor the future.” ~The Vermont Sail Freight Project

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  1. Thanks for visiting us! We were so happy to share Ceres with you. Hope we can sail more directly to you in Harlem next year!
    -Vermont Sail Freight, Willowell, and Vermont AmeriCorps

    Posted November 11, 2013 at 11:33 am | Permalink

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