Columbia will be a new cultural venue – a floating platform for arts, education, and entertainment connecting New York City to the Hudson Valley.
Thanks to your support, 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!
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 to 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.
Please join us for a fundraiser on Saturday, September 23rd.
Join us for a special celebration of Columbia in Germantown, New York at one of the great Hudson River estates. There will be refreshments, music, and good company with all of the contributions going directly towards restoring the 115-year-old National Historic Landmark vessel. We look forward to sharing a lovely September afternoon with you.