Thursday, July 27, 2006

Gowanus Eco Cruise on Saturday in a "Human Powered Boat"


Yes, it's supposed to be hot as hell on Saturday, but how many chances do you to get out on the Gowanus Canal, especially if you don't want to do the South Brooklyn Seine via canoe or kayak? The latest opportunity comes courtesy of the Urban Divers on Saturday (7/29) from 1PM to 3PM. The boat leaves from the foot of Second Street on the Big G. The Divers say:
Experience a unique educational & adventure eco-cruise with the entire family, friends, neighbors and visitors, aboard our 32ft human powered vessel; a type of shipping canoe widely used by local Native Americans, as well by other river farers and coastal traders of the 17th century, who thrived on the natural resources of the once vital estuary during a time when Oysters from the Gowan Creek estuarine waterway that flows in the neighborhood. The tours are guided by our experienced and enthusiastic environmental educators & environmental justice advocates, who engage participants in fun and hands-on environmental investigation & discovery activities to assess environmental quality as well as to investigate the current cost and effect of human impact. The vessel will accommodate 20 paddlers at a time...Plus a Raffle of 6 copies of the latest award winning documentary- "Coming Clean- Reclaiming the Gowanus Canal".
Well, it's sort of a canoe, but a very big one. You have to register in advance and there is a charge for the cruise. Call 718-802-9874 to get out on the Big G on Saturday.


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