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Iceboats on the Hudson River

By: M . Salamone – Carrick Photography

It was cold.  I received a phone call that I better get down to the river ASAP there’s a happening, happening!

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The river was completely frozen shore to shore, this was a first for me, the Hudson River Valley was my home yet I never had seen the river in full winter mode. It truly was a Happening.

People from both sides of the river meeting in the middle. There were kites flying, ice skating, river walkers, children ,dogs, sleds, warm drinks, picnics. Both young and old. We were all there anticipating one thing , a chance to see a sport that ran the river ice of the early 1900’s – Ice yachting!

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Iceboats sailing across the river with speed and grace, darting from one side to the other, racing another under the bridge then back again. Not just one boat but several lining up in preparation of a sail. Bringing the past into the present and the folks commandeering these amazing vessels were on everyone’s spotlight. This was an unforgettable peek at an amazing sport- Here’s a few photos of the day with more to come.

Iceboats on the Hudson River, just north of the Kingston / Rhinecliff bridge on the Dutchess side.

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and TV Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.today, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board as a chief organizer of the Television Critics Association’s press tours, held twice a year in Beverly Hills and Pasadena. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and the Desert Aids Project, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been an active member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.