"Close by Sunnyside is one of those marvellous villages with which America abounds: it has sprung up like a mushroom, and bears
the name of Irvington, in compliment to the late master of Sunnyside. . . . One of the most picturesque of the station-houses upon
the Hudson River Railway is there, and a ferry connects with the village of Piermont. Morning and evening, when the trains depart
for and arrive from New York, many handsome vehicles may be seen there. This all seems like the work of magic. Over this beautiful
slope, where so few years ago the voyager upon the Hudson saw only woodlands and cultivated fields, is now a populous town."
- Benson J. Lossing, The Hudson From the Wilderness to the Sea (Published 1866)
Join us on March 13th to hear Captain John Lipscomb shares his
experiences and scientific discoveries. Captain Lipscomb travels approximately 5,000 nautical miles each year, from March through
December, along the Hudson River from New York Harbor to Troy
searching out and deterring polluters, monitoring tributaries and waterfront facilities, providing support for scientific studies,
and taking regional decisions makers out on the river so that “the river has a chance to advocate for itself.”
Captain Lipscomb grew up in Irvington and Tarrytown, completed three Transatlantic Crossings (and one Trans Pacific) and has worked to produce numerous documentaries for National Geographic and others. His research and finding are key to the river’s health, sustainability and future.