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Old 10-11-2006, 08:30 PM
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Default S. S. COLUMBIA Restoration

Steamships returning to the Hudson River!

Updated Link: PRB-5 Sept 09

SS Columbia Project

The S.S. Columbia Project Mission Statement

The Columbia Project is working towards restoring, operating, and interpreting the historic steamship S.S. Columbia on a non-profit basis. As a floating mobile museum the ship will revitalize communities of the Hudson Valley through responsible tourism while reviving the regionís 200 year old steamboating tradition. The restored Columbia will carry students and tourists up the Hudson River on day trips allowing them to enjoy the cultural, and environmental resources of the Hudson Valley. Educational programming, increases in visitor spending, and a heightened awareness of the Rivcrscape as a sustainable economic resource that must be protected, will directly benefit NYC and all the communities of the Hudson Valley.

The Project has the following specific objectives:

Preservation: To restore, operate, and interpret the National Historic Landmark steam vessel SS Columbia.

Education: To create educational programming for students, local residents, and tourists that will elaborate on the rich cultural, environmental, and economic heritage of the Hudson Valley and its waterfront communities.

Economic Development / Waterfront Revitalization: To promote sustainable growth and job development through responsible heritage and environmental tourism.

The Environment: To raise awareness of the natural landscape and environment of the Hudson Valley: its mountains, rivers, wildlife, and wetlands.
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