Building the Vermont Sail Freight Project

June 10, 2013 at 9:29 am Leave a comment

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Erik Andrus  originally published by Sail Transport Network

How a group of farmers, high school students, and community volunteers are launching a little ship with a big message.

“Imagine boarding a flat-bottomed sailing barge for a 300-mile voyage from the shores of Lake Champlain to New York harbor. The hold is laden with twelve tons of locally produced wheat, flour, dry beans, maple syrup, apples, cabbages, and hard cider. This is not a historic re-enactment. This is the future!”  More HERE>>

In conjunction with the Tall Ships Festival, Transition Brockville presents: Erik Andurs, Vermont Sail  Freight Project: Inland Merchant Sailing on Sunday, June 16, 2:00 pm at the Brockville Public Library, 23 Buell Street, Brockville.

 

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Entry filed under: Active Transportation, Business, Carbon_Emissions, Relocalization.

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