Cargo vessel available for cruise, tours
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.