MANY STORIES. ONE RIVER.

HUDSON RIVER AT RISK:

BOMB TRAINS ON THE HUDSON

BAKKEN SHALE COMES TO THE RIVER

HOPE ON THE HUDSON:

RESTORING THE CLEARWATER

THE SYMBOL AND LEGACY OF THE HUDSON ENDURES

On the Ice

by Jon Bowermaster - Photos by Devin Pickering - It’s impressive how cold two degrees Fahrenheit feels on your cheeks, especially with a stiff breeze in your face. I can almost hear the sound of my skin hardening and cracking, like some kind of brutal, real-life Claymation.  Or like an ice-floe being crushed under the weight of a 662-ton icebreaker. Which is what is happening in front of me on the Hudson River, just a hundred feet away, on a cold morning in early January, the wind chill plummeting to -20 F.

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LATEST FILMS

Seeds of Hope

From planting to harvest, follow the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe at Akwesasne, the Hudson Valley Farm Hub and Seedshed as they honor Native American seeds that are at risk of disappearing. Can they preserve their rich agricultural heritage and the stories that each seed holds?

Restoring the Clearwater

For nearly a year the historic sloop ‘Clearwater’ was out of the water, on land, enduring what wooden boats have historically endured forever: Restoration. Onshore near the Hudson River Maritime Museum on the Rondout Creek in Kingston, swathed in tarps and protective sheets, the nearly 60-year-old wooden boat was carefully mended and updated. Our OCEANS 8 film crew carefully documented the restoration and the return of the classic ship to the Hudson River. Built under the visionary [...]

City on the Water

With 520-miles of waterfront and four-out-of-five boroughs islands, New York City is truly a water city. Everywhere you go, there are tunnels and bridges delivering you over water, to such a [...]

Anchors Away

While we were fighting tooth and nail to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State, many didn’t notice the influx of large barges traversing the river. But if you are a resident of Kingston, [...]