Glimmerglass Film Days: Free Film! WINDSHIPPED
Thursday, October 20 at 6:30 pm at SUNY Oneonta • Free Admission
Glimmerglass Film Days and the Cooperstown Graduate Program present a free screening of WINDSHIPPED followed by a Q&A with Director Jon Bowermaster.
For three years, the 64-foot steel-hulled schooner Apollonia (designed by J. Murry Watts and built in 1948) has been sailing the Hudson delivering goods, without utilizing any fossil fuels, to fifteen ports-of-call. Filmmaker Jon Bowermaster—explorer, writer for magazines ranging from The Atlantic to Rolling Stone, and official “ocean hero” of the National Geographic Society—writes, “I’ve been following the ship’s progress since Sam Merrett first motored the metal-hulled boat up the Hudson from a Boston suburb in 2015. There were no masts, no sails. Five years later, in May of 2020, the early days of the pandemic, Sam and crew managed Apollonia’s first round trip deliveries, from the town of Hudson to New York City and back. We were there, with cameras, and stuck with them through their first two seasons.”
As Sam Merrett likes to say, “this is no gimmick. . . . we look forward to a day when we are one of many sail freight boats, powered by the wind and sun.”
The event will be held at SUNY Oneonta, Hodgdon IRC Lecture Hall #5.
No ticket required. Free and open to all.
This event is supported by the College Senate Committee on Public Events and sponsored by the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association with Financial Support from the Fund for Oneonta.
WINDSHIPPED also will be featured as part of the Glimmerglass Film Days tenth season, which runs November 10-14 in Cooperstown.