Cargo ves­sel avail­able for cruise, tours

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

The Hud­son River Mar­itime Mu­seum will host the Sea Dart II, a for­mer Army cargo ves­sel op­er­ated by Sea Scout Ship 228.

Sea Dart II will be open to the pub­lic for free deck tours from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 8 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 9.

Peo­ple can also book a cruise aboard the Sea Dart II from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 8. Tick­ets for the cruise will be avail­able on a first-come, first-served ba­sis at mu­seum docks be­gin­ning at 11 a.m.

Sea Dart II was built as a U.S. Army “T-boat,” a class of cargo ship used dur­ing the Korean War, by Hig­gins Ship­yard in New Or­leans, La., in 1953.

The ship is 65 feet long, 17 feet wide, and draws 8 feet, with a steel hull.

Sea Dart II has been op­er­ated by Sea Scout Ship 228 since it was ac­quired by the Sea Scouts from the Army in 1972.

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