Tuesday, July 28, 2009

More on Newport

Pete Seeger is also going to be at Newport. Have you seen The Power of Song yet? It's amazing::

In 1969 Pete Seeger also built a Hudson River Sloop to help clean up the Hudson River, mostly just by sailing people up and down it and showing them the state it was in::

From the NYT:

"The scientists, when they heard we were building a sailboat to save the Hudson, said, 'You need a research boat,' " Mr. Seeger recalled. "And other people said, 'There's a war going on. Why are you building a boat?' All I could say was, lamely, 'It's a beautiful boat.' "

Love him.


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