Columbia will be a new cultural venue – a floating platform for arts, education, and entertainment connecting New York City to the Hudson Valley.

We’ve made tremendous progress in the past two years. Columbia has undergone a $1.6 million hull restoration and is now docked in at Silo City in the Buffalo River. Stabilization work continues in Buffalo and the 114-year-old boat has been rechristened as a cultural venue – a place for arts and education.

Next stop: Hudson River!

We’ve raised $4 million of the $5 million needed to get Columbia to the Hudson River. With the participation and generous support of you and others, we’ll make this happen.

 Once on the mighty Hudson, Columbia’s work berth will be in Kingston, New York. After restoration, she will be docked in New York City and will make day excursion trips upriver, stopping at cities and towns and providing New Yorkers and tourists access the great parks, historic sites, and cultural institutions of the Hudson Valley.

The SS Columbia Project is a 501c3 organization dedicated to restoring, interpreting and operating the National Historic Landmark vessel.

Funding Needed to Get Columbia to the Hudson River

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Reservations for free public tours of SS Columbia on August 18, 19, 20, and 21 can be made by clicking here.