Cruising to work

dutch apple cruisesHere's something coming up that might be fun: there are going to be commuting cruises on the Hudson between Troy and Albany on May 13.

Details from Duncan Crary, who's organizing the cruise with Dutch Apple:

Passengers will receive complimentary newspapers and a light breakfast offering on the morning cruise. The after-work cruise will feature live music by the Clarinet Marmalade (a trio of members from the Skip Parsons Riverboat Jazz Band), complimentary finger foods and a cash bar.

Trolley service will be available in both cities to shuttle passengers to select downtown locations, courtesy of the City of Troy and The Albany Aqua Ducks & Trolleys.

We hear that the Albany Rickshaw guy will also be there in case anyone wants to hire him.

Tickets are $25 roundtrip, $15 one-way. (If Salt is still shooting here that day, Duncan says he'll comp Jennifer Anniston a ticket.) The trip will take 40 minutes.

By the way: If Duncan's name sounds familiar, he's the host of the KunstlerCast with James Howard Kunstler. He's also the guy who canoed to work a few years back.

photo: Dutch Apple Cruises

Comments

Wow. Breakfast on the river on the way to work and live music on the way home. How could I refuse? I'm guessing 787 will be closed for Angelina Jolie-related hoopla anyhow.

I realize that this Dutch Apple Cruise promotion is just something that's a really fun one-day party, but I'm wondering if maybe in the future, commuting by boat/mini-ferry would be a more viable idea for mass transit than the light rail that keeps being proposed. We have all these great canals/navigable waterways that are right along the downtowns of all the major Capital District cities, and they don't get used as much as they should. Honestly, if I lived north of the twins, I'd be all for anything that allowed me to avoid that hellacious gridlock every day.

I heard about this on the KunstlerCast today. I see great things coming from Duncan in the future. Too bad I don't commute between those two cities.

Thanks very much to All Over Albany for posting about the May 13 Riverboat Commute to Work.

If this first one is successful, we may see more of them in the future.

I just want to make sure folks know that you're welcome to hop on the boat in Albany for a nice after-work, round-trip, pleasure cruise, too.

You can ride with the commuters up to Troy, then come back to Albany. There will be live music, free finger food, and a cash bar. Not a bad way to relax after work.

Hope to see you there.

Both mayors -- Albany and Troy -- have proclaimed May 13 to be Dutch Apple Hudson Riverboat Commute to Work Day.

http://duncancrary.com/DutchApple/Proclamations.html

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