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Pete Seeger sings

Pete Seeger sings "If I Had a Hammer" at the barn-raising ceremony in Kingston of the new facility for the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group, which will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by the folk singer and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012) Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Folk music legend Pete Seeger was the guest of honor Saturday during an all-day, old-fashioned barn raising that brought more than 1,000 visitors to the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, where Seeger's beloved Sloop Clearwater was finally given a home after over 40 years. (Sept. 15, 2012)

Pete Seeger sings
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Pete Seeger sings "If I Had a Hammer" at the barn-raising ceremony in Kingston of the new facility for the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group, which will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by the folk singer and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

Pete Seeger sings
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Pete Seeger sings "If I Had a Hammer" as the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group holds a barn-raising ceremony in Kingston. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group holds a barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for its new facility. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group holds a barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for its new facility. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group holds a barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for its new facility. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group holds a barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for its new facility. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group holds a barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for its new facility. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The barn-raising ceremony in Kingston of the new
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The barn-raising ceremony in Kingston of the new facility for the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group, which will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The barn-raising ceremony in Kingston of the new
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The barn-raising ceremony in Kingston of the new facility for the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group, which will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The barn-raising ceremony in Kingston of the new
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The barn-raising ceremony in Kingston of the new facility for the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group, which will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The barn-raising ceremony in Kingston of the new
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The barn-raising ceremony in Kingston of the new facility for the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group, which will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The barn-raising ceremony in Kingston of the new
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The barn-raising ceremony in Kingston of the new facility for the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group, which will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The barn-raising ceremony in Kingston of the new
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The barn-raising ceremony in Kingston of the new facility for the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group, which will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The barn-raising ceremony in Kingston of the new
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The barn-raising ceremony in Kingston of the new facility for the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group, which will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The barn-raising ceremony in Kingston of the new
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The barn-raising ceremony in Kingston of the new facility for the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group, which will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group holds a barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for its new facility. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group holds a barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for its new facility. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group holds a barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for its new facility. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group holds a barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for its new facility. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group holds a barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for its new facility. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group holds a barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for its new facility. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group holds a barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for its new facility. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group holds a barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for its new facility. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group holds a barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for its new facility. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group holds a barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for its new facility. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

Pete Seeger sings
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Pete Seeger sings "If I Had a Hammer" at the barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for the new facility for the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by the folk singer and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group holds a barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for its new facility. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group holds a barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for its new facility. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group holds a barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for its new facility. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

Jack Weeks, chairman of the Building Committee, attends
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Jack Weeks, chairman of the Building Committee, attends the barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for the new facility for the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group holds a barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for its new facility. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

William Willsey III poses for a portrait on
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

William Willsey III poses for a portrait on a 1925 trolley, which transported guests to the barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for the new facility for the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by folk singer Pete Seeger and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

Pete Seeger sings
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Pete Seeger sings "If I Had a Hammer" at the barn-raising ceremony in Kingston for the new facility for the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater environmental group. It will serve as the winter home for sloop Clearwater, which was built by the folk singer and friends in 1969. (Sept. 15, 2012)

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