During every public sail of the sloop Clearwater, such as this one during the Clearwater Festival in Croton this past weekend, the crew enlists passengers to raise the 3,000-pound main sail in two lines on either side of the deck. To establish a rhythm, the Breakneck Ridge Revue led the volunteers in a sea shanty. Sloops of the 18th and 19th century typically had only five crew members to hoist the sail.
Photos by Ross Corsair
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