Fifty Years of Captains

Clearwater gala set for Nov. 13

At the annual Clearwater Gala on Sunday, Nov. 13, you have a good chance of sitting at the captain’s table. Current and former Clearwater captains will be helming a table at the benefit and greeting guests. Since the first crew sailed the Hudson River in 1969, captains have not only served in traditional duties of leading a crew but also as environmental leaders.

Clearwater will honor Capt. Jean Wort, secretary of the National Maritime Historical Society, with the Spirit of the Hudson award for her commitment to the river and the Hudson Valley. Wort has served on the boards of the Hudson Highlands Land Trust, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and the Constitution Island Association.

The gala will be held at The Garrison on Route 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. Tickets, which start at $250, can be purchased at

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