Sloop Woody Guthrie

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Sloop Woody Guthrie moored in Beacon Harbor on the Hudson River
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Name: Woody Guthrie
Launched: 1978
General characteristics
Type: gaff sloop
Length: 47 ft (14 m) overall
Beam: 11.5 ft (3.5 m)
Draft: 3.5 ft (1.1 m)
Propulsion: sails; electric auxiliary engine
Sail plan: mainsail, main topsail, jib
Notes: 886 sq ft. total sail area

The Sloop Woody Guthrie is a sailing vessel ordered to be built by Pete Seeger in 1978 for the Beacon Sloop Club. It helps support the mission of a larger sloop, The Clearwater, in educating people about the Hudson River. The vessel is maintained and operated by volunteers from the Beacon Sloop Club.

The boat is named after folk singer Woody Guthrie, a friend of Seeger's.

Since it was built, volunteers have given sailing experience to thousands of members and guests of the Beacon Sloop club for free. Guests are educated by the volunteers about the history of the river and the boat and asked to help the mission of the boat in any way they can.

In August 2017, the Woody was relaunched after 6 years of fundraising, 2 years of work, $400k spent, and 5000 volunteer hours. She was restored at the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, NY.


  • [1] The Beacon Sloop Club Website's page on the Woody Guthrie.

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