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Brian Reid
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Secretary of Hudson River Ice Yacht Club & unofficial club historian. I own 2 classic stern steering ice boats - "Wizzard", circa 1908 and "Cyclone", circa 1900. I also own 2 vintage DNs, "Leprechaun" and "Shamrock" - built in the late 50s, as well as a Lake Hopatcong skate sail, circa 1950.
Secretary of Hudson River Ice Yacht Club & unofficial club historian. I own 2 classic stern steering ice boats - "Wizzard", circa 1908 and "Cyclone", circa 1900. I also own 2 vintage DNs, "Leprechaun" and "Shamrock" - built in the late 50s, as well as a Lake Hopatcong skate sail, circa 1950.

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Manhassett restoration
With no ice here in the Hudson Valley, and with the government shutdown in DC, which stymied a plan to set up FDR's Hawk at the FDR site in Poughkeepsie ( as we did 2 years ago) , we are turning efforts to begin restoration of the ice yacht Manhassett. Find...
Manhassett restoration
Manhassett restoration
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Happy Holidays! Think Ice...
Happy Holidays! Think Ice...
Happy Holidays! Think Ice...
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The Original! First medal awarded for Ice Yacht Challenge Pennant Race recently rediscovered.
What a treat! At the recent annual meeting of the Hudson River Ice Yacht Club, Rick Lawrence brought along this medal he had found in a drawer among his mom's things.  This is the original medal awarded to ice yacht  Phantom  after it won the very first rac...
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The Original! First medal awarded for Ice Yacht Challenge Pennant Race recently rediscovered.
What a treat! At the recent annual meeting of the Hudson River Ice Yacht Club, Rick Lawrence brought along this medal he had found in a drawer among his mom's things.  This is the original medal awarded to ice yacht  Phantom  after it won the very first rac...
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Ice Yachts sketches
I love the old sketches/drawings/prints of ice yachts from the late 1800s.  Magazines, Newspapers, and other publications employed illustrators to capture the action on the ice. Often the sketch was made from a photograph. Here are a collection of ice yacht...
Ice Yachts sketches
Ice Yachts sketches
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Jessie B. off the Poughkeepsie waterfront
I love this shot of the Poughkeepsie waterfront - circa 1890. It is a not-so-common photo of an ice yacht with the Poughkeepsie Railroad bridge in the background, along with the Poughkeepsie Waterfront.  The Vassar Brewery is one of the white buildings beyo...
Jessie B. off the Poughkeepsie waterfront
Jessie B. off the Poughkeepsie waterfront
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The Race of the Ice Yachts - Hurrah for the race! Hurrah!
Photo courtesy of the Poughkeepsie Public Library; from their Main & Market Collection.   135 years ago this month...  Ho!  For the Yachts! Hoho! The ice is smooth, The breeze is fair, The day is bright, Crisp is the air; Ho for the Yachts! Hoho!  Hurrah fo...
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Seaon's done, time to make repairs or redo rigging...
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Orange Lake through the years....
As this season seems to be done, here are a few images over the past 100 years of sailing on Orange Lake.  Ice Yachts Gale & North Wind , on Orange Lake circa 1930s. Thanks to Ray Chipault for sharing this image.    Here is Gale on the Lake  December 12, 19...
Orange Lake through the years....
Orange Lake through the years....
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footage of Orange Lake Sailing
Drone video captured by Jake Clapp, on Feb. 17, 2018.  Would like to have seen video of when his dad & he did a fly by with Rocket hiking on 2 runners.... quite awesome... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jajheh1Malw&feature=player_embedded 
footage of Orange Lake Sailing
footage of Orange Lake Sailing
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